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Morning: “He that was healed wist not who it was.” – John 5:13
There is life in this chapter of the Book of John. Eternal life, at that, for we learn from scripture what is eternal life:
And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent. – [John 17:3 NKJV]
And I marvel at this eternal life, from the living God Who died for my sins, was buried, and rose on the third day.
The living God Who is much loved by the Father, Who gives newness of life to all who believe, Who could judge me, but instead gives me everlasting life, Who promises to those who believe in Him that they will not come into judgment, and have passed from death into life.
There is great rest in these promises, and much contentedness, and much joy, and we respond in love to the One who loved, and loves us, first.
I have read this story many times, but tonight as I prepared my blog entry it was as if I read it for the first time, seeing a God Who loves me and forgives me and gives me eternal life. I want to praise Him and worship Him.
This chapter also tells a story, of the lame man, who was first healed, and yet knew not that the only Son of God had healed him. He met Him not through this great miracle, and could not even testify of Him, when asked who it was. Instead, he met the Lord through conviction of sin. In the next verse, this man who knew not the Lord, under conviction of sin, knew Jesus, or Jehoshuah in the Hebrew, “God is Salvation”.
And this is Spurgeon’s point: that as we seek to know Him, He gifts us with this knowledge, that we may testify of Him Who saved us.
Let us join Spurgeon in prayer, as he asks
Lord, if Thou hast saved me, show me Thyself, that I may declare Thee to the sons of men.
Evening: “Acquaint now thyself with Him.” – Job 22:21
And please add the next verse in Job 22:
Receive, please, instruction from His mouth, And lay up His words in your heart.
Could I ask you not to read my ruminations on the “Trinity in Unity”, but just to reread Spurgeon’s evening devotional? I could better exhort you by copying out Spurgeon’s thoughts, as they minister to me so much.
Let us know Him, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and testify of Him in our lives and thoughts and words.