Today’s passage: John 8:12-30
- Jesus does not judge “according to the flesh” or according to the world’s sinful standards. Jesus will always rightly discern all things. He is the very essence and the standard of righteousness.
- The Pharisees wanted to use the law concerning witnesses against Jesus. In the courts, one witness was not enough to confirm what happened. However, if only one witness sees an event, it doesn’t make it untrue.
- The Pharisees were not right to reject Jesus on a legal technicality, though in truth Jesus had much more than Himself as a witness.
- There are consequences to unbelief.
- Jesus said, “Unless you believe that I am he you will die in your sins.”
- When Jesus told them they couldn’t come where He was going, they assumed He was about to commit the sin of suicide (Calling good, “evil.” Calling evil, “good.”).
Questions to consider:
- What does the light reveal? Are you a sinner who needed saving by God’s grace through the blood of Christ? Do you desire to walk in the light and pursue purity and righteousness before the eyes of God? What are the results to the answers for these questions?
- What was Jesus record of righteous living in his earthly life (Verse 29)? He didn’t just not sin, what was He always doing? How can this help us to learn how to put off sin and put on righteousness?