Today we will review the major truths discussed throughout the week. Take a moment and consider what we’ve explored. Which truths did you connect with? Which ones were difficult to understand? Allow yourself to reflect on these important truths.
Reflection on Jesus as Lord
If Jesus was only a good teacher, we could take His words and teachings as we like. But if He is the Lord, God almighty, His words carry an infinitely greater weight. If Christ is the Lord, everything in the visible and invisible world belongs to Him. He created it and continues to sustain it to this day. We can only take our next breath because He is holding all things together. There is deep truth in the children’s song, “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands.” When we pray, do we remember we’re praying to the one in complete control? Do we hear His words as advice or loving commands? How do our lives demonstrate that we believe He is the Lord?
Reflection on Jesus’ Deity and Eternalness
Jesus is fully God, sharing all the attributes of God the Father and God the Spirit. Jesus is omniscient, knowing everything. He is omnipresent, unbound by time and space. Jesus has been present at every minute of your life. From moments of bellyaching laughter to nights filled with bitter tears of grief. He was there in the moments of your deepest shame. He knew all of it before He went to the cross and carried the weight of your sin. And He chose the cross and took on your sin with joy. If we really embrace this truth, what does this mean for challenges we will face in the days to come?
In Revelation 1:8, Jesus proclaimed, “I am the Alpha and the Omega,’ says the Lord God, ‘who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.” Using the first and last letters of the Greek alphabet, Jesus declared that He has always been and always will be. Without a doubt, He is the eternal Lord Almighty, Yahweh of the Old Testament who became man. If Jesus is eternal, how does that impact your view of Him?
Reflection on Jesus’ Salvation for Us
If Jesus came down from heaven for our salvation, how does this change your life? This truth changes everything! If the very God of the universe left the comforts of heaven and humbled Himself by coming to earth and becoming a man, we can obtain salvation and be restored to God. Jesus came for all of us. We are unrighteous and can do nothing to earn our salvation. God pursued us by coming to earth, and now we have an opportunity to respond to His pursuit by believing in Him for our salvation. We can experience the greatest type of love the world has ever seen. We can relate to Jesus as He experienced the things we face as humans. And we can share this great news with others. Knowing that Jesus came to earth for you, how will you respond to His efforts for you?
Which truth from this week has impacted you the most? Why?
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