30 “I can do nothing on my own. As I hear, I judge, and my judgment is just, because I seek not my own will but the will of him who sent me. 31 If I alone bear witness about myself, my testimony is not true. 32 There is another who bears witness about me, and I know that the testimony that he bears about me is true.
33 You sent to John, and he has borne witness to the truth. 34 Not that the testimony that I receive is from man, but I say these things so that you may be saved. 35 He was a burning and shining lamp, and you were willing to rejoice for a while in his light.
36 But the testimony that I have is greater than that of John. For the works that the Father has given me to accomplish, the very works that I am doing, bear witness about me that the Father has sent me. 37 And the Father who sent me has himself borne witness about me. His voice you have never heard, his form you have never seen, 38 and you do not have his word abiding in you, for you do not believe the one whom he has sent.
39 You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; and it is they that bear witness about me, 40 yet you refuse to come to me that you may have life. 41 I do not receive glory from people. 42 But I know that you do not have the love of God within you. 43 I have come in my Father's name, and you do not receive me. If another comes in his own name, you will receive him. 44 How can you believe, when you receive glory from one another and do not seek the glory that comes from the only God? 45 Do not think that I will accuse you to the Father. There is one who accuses you: Moses, on whom you have set your hope. 46 For if you believed Moses, you would believe me; for he wrote of me. 47 But if you do not believe his writings, how will you believe my words?”
Jesus has just told us the Scriptures, all of the Scriptures are Centered Upon Jesus Christ the Lord.
( And speaking of Center of the Universe -Maybe the actual December 25th Birthday is in the realm of God to promote. And the appearance is we lucked into the Birthday? Jeremiah 9:23 Thus says the Lord: “Let not the wise man boast in his wisdom, let not the mighty man boast in his might, let not the rich man boast in his riches, 24 but let him who boasts boast in this, that he understands and knows me, that I am the Lord who practices steadfast love, justice, and righteousness in the earth. For in these things I delight, declares the Lord.”)
Because if we do this -
Seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
What is our center?
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
Does our Center in Jesus Christ move?
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.
In a leap of faith then, we must believe this -
2 Corinthians 5:21
For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.
And doesn't this Scripture run in tandem withour Father God - who created Jesus, the Scriptures, the world and the universe - with His Word?
Now the God of peace, who brought up from the dead the great Shepherd of the sheep through the blood of the eternal covenant, even Jesus our Lord, equip you with everything good for doing his will, and may he work in us what is pleasing to him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
Father God in Your Abiding and abundant Grace, help us in faith and Love found in Jesus. Bless us to have a life called trustworthy for fully accepting Jesus came into the world to save me, a sinner.
I have found mercy. In Your perfect patience enable my life to help my beloved ones believe in Jesus Christ. Leading us unto eternal life You gave us.Abundant Grace - You are Jesus Christ - in You we find the center to Love You and others in an abundant Life. You, Father God, are Love. Let Your Light Shine. Forever. Amen. God is Good.
♔ Lord Jesus Saves †