John 18

I am amazed at how often I lose sight of the depth of Scripture. Not that I normally hold sight, but I don’t treasure the Word to the extent that I want to delve deeper in each sitting.

Jesus is fully man AND fully God. My mind is certainly not capable of fully comprehending that statement. But I believe it with all my heart. The Bible clearly teaches this truth.

In college group Bible study at CBC, we are going through the gospel of John. The last two Wednesdays have been over John 18. I have learned SO much over these last two weeks. I’m still stuck (in a positive way…maybe struck is a better word) on how many different facets there are to Christ’s humanity and deity. He is NOT just a “good man”. He is man and He is God. He is meek and He is strong. He was human in form and He revealed His eternal glory, (making the powerful claim of “I AM”), long enough to knock over an entire cohort of Roman soldiers! (600+ seasoned soldiers…not including the chief priests, slaves, bystanders, officers, etc.)

He knew exactly what was going to happen to Him the night of His betrayal. He lived to obey His Father. He followed the Father’s will perfectly…even to His death on a cross!

Despite the illegalities of the night trial held by the Jewish leaders, Jesus remained true to His calling, like a lamb led to the slaughter. He spoke only the truth. He never sinned..not even once. He was mocked, scorned, abused, beaten, pierced, and brutally murdered on a tree. He suffered the death of a common criminal.

His own disciples left Him.

How often do I leave my Savior? Why would I leave the One who loved me, even to a cross?

He died so that I might live.

These are just the thoughts of a broken sinner.  I am in awe. What a great God I serve!!

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