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Glorifying Jesus

John 5:41-47 (NIV)

 “I do not accept glory from human beings, 42 but I know you. I know that you do not have the love of God in your hearts. 43 I have come in my Father’s name, and you do not accept me; but if someone else comes in his own name, you will accept him. 44 How can you believe since you accept glory from one another but do not seek the glory that comes from the only God?

45 “But do not think I will accuse you before the Father. Your accuser is Moses, on whom your hopes are set. 46 If you believed Moses, you would believe me, for he wrote about me. 47 But since you do not believe what he wrote, how are you going to believe what I say?”

At the end of John 5, Jesus says that the Pharisees will not accept God’s testimony about Him nor will they accept Moses’ testimony. They would gladly accept the praise of the people around them, but Jesus would not. Jesus’ glory came from His Father. Jesus was prophesied as the Messiah in the Old Testament. Moses pointed to Him as the Christ. This is why Jesus said that it was Moses who would accuse the Pharisees on judgment day. Jesus didn’t have to accuse them because the one in whom they were trusting (Moses) would take care of that.
Who do you believe when it comes to the identity of Jesus Christ? Do you believe what God’s Word says about Him? The Bible identifies Jesus as the Messiah, the Son of God. The Bible identifies Jesus as God in human flesh. What do you believe about Him? Do you glorify Him in your life as the King of kings and the Lord of lords? Remember that He knows what is in your heart. He knows whether you truly love God or not. Seek to honor and glorify Jesus as the Lord of your life today.
PRAYER: Father God, I want to exalt and glorify Jesus in my life today. Help me to love You by loving others. Help me to honor You by loving others. May the love of Jesus fill my life today. In His name, amen.
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