Anglican Daily Fountain 7th February 2024 (Devotional Today)
Welcome to Today’s Daily Fountain Devotional of the Anglican Church of Nigeria. Daily Fountain is a daily reading devotional for all Anglicans and Non-Anglicans to read, study, share and discuss the Word of God on a daily basis.
TOPIC: SEARCHING WITHOUT REVELATION
TEXT: John 5: 39-47(KJV)
5:39. Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.
5:40. And ye will not come to me, that ye might have life.
5:41. I receive not honour from men.
5:42. But I know you, that ye have not the love of God in you.
5:43. I am come in my Father’s name, and ye receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive.
5:44. How can ye believe, which receive honour one of another, and seek not the honour that cometh from God only?
5:45. Do not think that I will accuse you to the Father: there is one that accuseth you, even Moses, in whom ye trust.
5:46. For had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed me; for he wrote of me.
5:47. But if ye believe not his writings, how shall ye believe my words?
Anglican Daily Fountain 7th February 2024 STUDY:
In this passage, Jesus tells His Jewish critics that the Scriptures they search for eternal life, actually testify of Him; but they are unwilling to come and get life from Him. Jesus confronts them that they do not have God’s love and have rejected Him who came from God, since they do not seek the honour that comes from God. He also told them that Moses whom they trust would accuse them to the Father, and since they did not believe His words, they did not really believe Moses or his writings.
Although the Jews searched the Scriptures for eternal life, they failed to get the revelation that Jesus Christ is eternal life, and whoever has the Son has life (1 John 5: 11-12). Many people who go to church search the Scriptures but fail to receive God’s revelations. This means there is a problem. Have you received Christ into your life? If not, you better repent of your sins and call on Him to save you. Are you interested in seeking earthly titles, positions, degrees, appointments and possessions, but do not seek the honour that God gives? Please set your priorities right and seek first His kingdom and righteousness (Matt. 6: 33).
PRAYER: Father; please open my eyes to see Jesus as I search the Scriptures, Amen!