Daily Bible Reading: John 14
Verse of the Day: John 14:1 – “Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me.”
Believe. Πιστευετε. The word for believe literally means to place one’s trust in someone else. In the KJV, we find it used 248 times, in the book of John we can find it over 90 times alone. What is important is not that we believe, but that our belief is in the right person. We can believe that the Bible accounts of Jesus are true, but we must believe in Him.
In our verse today, the first use of the word is in the present, active, indicative form. It is a simple statement of fact. At that moment, they believed in God. The second use is in the present, active, imperative form. It is a command. At that moment, they are commanded to believe in Him.
Do we just have a factual belief in Christ, or do we have a personal relational belief in Him?
Prayer: Jesus, I seek to know not only about You but to know You in a personal relationship. Not facts, but personal familiarity.