In that Place Many Believed in Jesus


In the post Jesus declares He is God, the Jews to whom He was interacting faced a decision – to believe that Jesus was God or not. That was the most important decision that they could have made. Likewise, it is the most important decision that any human can make. After all, eternal life hinges on how you believe. Eternal life is not going to heaven. As defined in John 17:3, Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.

John 10

40 Then Jesus went back across the Jordan to the place where John had been baptizing in the early days. There he stayed, 41 and many people came to him. They said, “Though John never performed a sign, all that John said about this man was true.” 42 And in that place many believed in Jesus.

The Jews in John 10 continued to ask Jesus who He was, if He was the Christ. Repeatedly, He told them who He was and that He was sent from God, but many of them did not believe; however at the end of the passage, this commentary is given In that Place Many Believed in Jesus.  Similarly, my son had been told on many occasions by many people who Christ was, but he had not yet believed. Yesterday, he says that he believed that Jesus is the Son of God who died on the cross for his sin; thus, he his sins have been eternally taken care of by Jesus Christ. While there are consequences for sin, his sin will not separate him from God for eternity.  Like those at the end of John 10, I too can say about my son in my house In that Place Many Believed in Jesus. 

My daughter’s comment was “now our whole house is Christian”. We are not perfect by far. We just are aware enough of our sins that we were in desperate need of the Savior. Jesus comes to those who will believe to reveal Himself. How has Jesus come to you? Have you believed in Him as the Son of God, the Savior for all who believe? He offers you eternal life. He offers you the opportunity to know God and to be known by God. With belief in Christ, you become known by God because only then do you become a child of God. When you are not a child, you have no legitimate claim to what the parent, the Father in this case, has for his child.

God’s desire is for all to be saved but not all will believe. Despite that, let this be the day that it is said of you In that Place Many Believed in Jesus.

 

 

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