Believe Me: Walk Like Him Talk Like Him

“Don’t you believe that I am in the Father, and that the Father is in me? The words I say to you are not just my own. Rather, it is the Father, living in me, who is doing his work.” (John 14:10)

Was Jesus using a little gentle sarcasm to help his disciples figure out the truth about who he was? He kept asking, “Don’t you believe this?” Of course, he knew what they believed in their hearts.

believeme_350He gave three reasons they should have figured out by now that he was in the Father and the Father was in him. We read the first yesterday: They knew him. They’d spent years with him. Had they ever seen him sin? Had he ever told a lie? In all the time they’d known him, hadn’t he, in fact, been like God in his character?

Second, in today’s passage, he pointed out that he has always talked with God’s own words. He said what God said, because he was God. Hadn’t all the people commented on his authoritative teaching? Hadn’t they noticed he wasn’t like other rabbis?

We’ll see His third piece of evidence tomorrow.

Think: If you spent three years with Jesus not knowing he was the Son of God, do you think you would have figured it out from his character and his words?

Pray: Thank God for revealing himself on earth through Jesus. Ask him to help you to not miss anything you can know about him through getting to know Jesus.

Do: Write down one big thing we know about God because we have seen it in the stories or words of Jesus.