What Jesus Did! 'Son of God' — John 19:7

Saturday, November 24, 2018

The Jewish leaders replied [to Pilate], "By our law [Jesus] ought to die because he called himself the Son of God."
— John 19:7 NLT
Illustration of John 19:7 NLT — The Jewish leaders replied [to Pilate], "By our law [Jesus] ought to die because he called himself the Son of God."

Key Thought

We often have a hard time hearing Jesus specifically make the claim to be "the Son of God." Yet it is made carefully and repeatedly in the Gospel story. Jesus often referred to God as his Father. He accepted the title of Son of God when others gave it to him, except on some occasions when the others were demon possessed. He answered "yes" to the question, "Are you the Son of God?" The Gospel of John wants us to make a decision about Jesus — either he is a madman or God's Son. Those are our two choices. If we don't choose the latter, then we assume the former. What's your choice? Who do you believe Jesus is?

Today's Prayer

Lord Jesus, I believe that you are the Son of God, that you left heaven to deliver me from sin and death, and that one day you will return to earth to take me home to your glory. Thank you! Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • Matthew 26:62-68
  • Mark 1:1
  • Romans 1:1-4

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About This Devotional

What Jesus Did is a one-year devotional guide through the gospels, using one short passage each day and following the Gospel in consecutive order. Each devotional consists of a passage, reflection and a prayer which opens up the day's scripture and shows how it challenges you to live for Jesus.

What Jesus Did! is written by Phil Ware.

Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright ©1996, 2004, 2007, 2013, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.