Good Life Journal - John 19

Scripture:

John 19:35-37 – He who saw it has borne witness – his testimony is true, and he knows that he is telling the truth – that you may also believe.  For these things took place that the scriptures may be fulfilled: “Not one of his ones will be broken.” And again another scripture says, “They will look on him whom they have pierced.” 

Observation:

John was at the crucifixion by the cross and he gives us an eyewitness account of the event.  John lets us know that this is the truth he is telling us in order that readers may believe.  The events and roles people played in the crucifixion were not by happenstance but rather to fulfill scripture authored by Jesus as part of God’s soverign plan.

Application:

We have an eyewitness account, from Jesus’ disciple John, regarding the events of the crucifixion.  This is a high level of evidence still used in courts today.  I need to be in the word and trust in the truth of God’s word. The crucifixion of Jesus fulfills so many prophecies that this is not a made up or chance occurrence. God’s living word is true and speaks to us so we may believe and follow His path for or life.   I must trust in the truth of God’s word, act accordingly and share that confidently with others.

Prayer:

Father,

Thank you for your love, undeserving grace and mercy in sending Jesus to redeem us.  Help me to know the truth in your word, apply it in my life and share with others.