John 10:22-42, Luke 10-11, Do I “truly” believe that Jesus is the Son of God?
A “whoa and loaded” question! The scribes and Pharisees just couldn’t wrap their mind around the works that Jesus did as proof of who He was, and so they came “once again” to test him. Into that scene, we find them stumbling over their questions and words, and Jesus listens with great patience, but you can tell he is tired of their frivolous words, their testing, their on and on questions. So, when a lawyer, probably one of them, comes and asks:” “Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” [Luke 10:25] Jesus asked him what the Law said, and the lawyer responded: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind, and love your neighbor as yourself.” [Luke 10:27]
You know we can know what the Law says, we can say we believe, but our belief is proven by what we say and do. Perhaps that is why James said so eloquently, do not merely listen to the message, go and do likewise because faith without works is dead. [James 1:22; 2:14-19] So Jesus told him to find a neighbor and show him mercy.
Where can I show others I believe God and the Son whom He sent?