What Jesus Did! 'If You Trust Me, You're Trusting God' — John 12:44-45

Friday, September 2, 2022

Jesus shouted to the crowds, "If you trust me, you are trusting not only me, but also God who sent me. For when you see me, you are seeing the one who sent me."
— John 12:44-45 NLT

Key Thought

Want to know what God says? Listen to Jesus! Want to know how God treats people? Watch what Jesus does! Want to know what God cares about? Pay attention to what Jesus says and does! Throughout the Gospel of John, Jesus claims to speak and act as God would. In fact, Jesus claims to be one with the Father. [1] So the real choice for us is whether or not we are going to trust him with our lives.

[1] John 10:30.

Today's Prayer

Holy and almighty God, please forgive my little faith. Please bless me as I continue to seek to know you better by reading the Gospel of John and meeting your Son Jesus there. I ask that you make yourself known to me as I seek to live for you each day. In the name of the Lord Jesus, I pray. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • John 14:1-11
  • John 1:17-18
  • Hebrews 1:1-2

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Illustration of John 12:44-45 NLT — Jesus shouted to the crowds, "If you trust me, you are trusting not only me, but also God who sent me. For when you see me, you are seeing the one who sent me."

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.

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