What Jesus Did! 'The Testimony of Someone Else' — John 5:31-32

Monday, April 11, 2022

[Jesus continued,] "If I were to testify on my own behalf, my testimony would not be valid. But someone else is also testifying about me, and I assure you that everything he says about me is true."
— John 5:31-32 NLT

Key Thought

Jesus didn't claim his authority as Son of God just on his own. John the Baptist gave his life to testify that Jesus is from God. Using the principles of Jewish law, [1] Jesus also had other witnesses — his miracles, his teaching, and the testimony of his own Father. [2] What John the Baptist had to say about Jesus was all true, some of it even more significant than John himself could realize. Jesus is the light of the world, the Lamb who takes away the sin of the world, and the living one who was alive before Abraham was born. He is Jesus, the Son of God. What we do with that reality will determine our destiny!

[1] 2 Corinthians 13:1
[2] John 5:36-37.

Today's Prayer

Father, I do believe you sent your Son into the world to be my Savior. Thank you for his sacrifice for my sins. Thank you, Lord Jesus, for all you did to save me. I believe that you are the Son of God, the Lord who conquered death, and my Savior who will come when the Father says the time is right. I praise you for your obedience to the Father and your redeeming love for everyone, including people like me. All praise be to you. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • John 1:6-9
  • John 1:19-23
  • 1 John 5:6-10

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Illustration

Illustration of John 5:31-32 NLT — [Jesus continued,] "If I were to testify on my own behalf, my testimony would not be valid. But someone else is also testifying about me, and I assure you that everything he says about me is true."

About This Devotional

What Jesus Did! is a series of one-year devotional guides through each gospel, using one short scripture passage each day and following the Gospel in sequential order. Each devotional consists of a scripture passage and a reflection and a prayer which open up the day's scripture and show how it challenges you to live for Jesus.

What Jesus Did! is written by Phil Ware and is available in book form.

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