Daily Bible Reading: John 5:25 – 47
Verse of the Day: John 5:31 – “If I bear witness of myself, my witness is not true.”
The Greek word translated witness (μαρτυρω) can also mean to give testimony. In Jewish law, one could not give testimony about themselves. Truth, or validity of a point had to come from two or three witnesses (Deut. 17:7; 19:15).
Jesus statements about Himself would not validate His claims to who He was. He needed witness of another. John the Baptist was a witness that could be called forth. He lists the Father in verse 37, and the Scriptures as witnesses to who He is. The love of God was demonstrated through Christ and witnessed to the validity of His teachings.
Jesus is believed as the Son of God, not because He said so, but by the various witnesses of His life, the Scriptures, and those who were with Him
Prayer: Jesus, I know that You are the Son of God, the evidence is strong and overwhelming. I worship You today. Amen.