1 John Devotional - Week 8, Day 4

Day 4: “Nothing but the Truth” by Michelle Sullivan (Women’s Ministry Leadership

Read: 1 John 5:9-10  

Review: My son placed his hand on the Bible swearing to tell the truth, and nothing but the truth. Testifying in a murder trial—key witness in the shooting of a gang member. In our quiet gated community, the career criminal walked into a teenage party allegedly to shoot attendees. Steven witnessed his friend grab the man’s gun and when the thug lunged for it, he was fatally shot. Steven’s testimony changed an attempted murder conviction to involuntary manslaughter.

Testimonies matter. The truth they reveal have the power to change the outcome of the individuals affected by it. If human testimonies have that much power, how much more power does the testimony of Mighty, Holy God wield? In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God … The Word became flesh and dwelt among us. (John 1:1,14) Believe the whole truth and nothing but the truth.

Reflect: But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach to you a gospel contrary to what we have preached to you, a curse be on him! (Galatians 1:8). Many religions who knock on our doors don’t believe Jesus is God. Am I believing false testimony, or do I trust God’s testimony?

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