…“What shall we do, that we may work the works of God?” Jesus answered and said to them, “This is the work of God, that you believe in Him whom He sent.” – John 6:28–29
Jesus tells us that our only job is to believe (Mark 5:36, Luke 8:50).
Only what are we to believe? Not in what. In Who. We are to believe in Him whom God sent—Jesus.
In most religions, Jesus is the sticking point. Some call Him a great teacher, a prophet, but the commonality is that a lot of religions do believe that Jesus existed.
Then the question becomes is Jesus the Son of God? Did God Himself come down and take on flesh to take the wrath and punishment for our sins?
What causes us not to believe that God would do that for us?
Is it because we aren’t a sinner? I hear this all the time. “I am not as bad as so-and-so” or “I am a good person.”
No, if you told one, white lie, you are a sinner as much as the one who committed murder. Sin is sin. No levels of it. No categories. No gray areas.
Maybe we can’t reconcile God allowing sin, sickness and all the bad things to happen in this world with a loving Savior who would give His life for us.
According to the book of Genesis, God gave humans free choice.
We messed up, not God, but, true to His Word, He made a way of escape—He came down here to live among us, to go to the cross and be punished for every wrong thing we have ever done or will commit.
Still this comes down to us not wanting to accept our need for a Savior. It, as most things in our lives, come down to us.
Instead we need to take our eyes off of us. We need to put them on what Christ did for us at the cross, entertain the notion that, maybe, we aren’t the center of the Universe.
Who are we to believe in? The One God sent—Jesus.
Take some time to read about Him and ask God to reveal the Truth about Jesus to you.
Do you believe in Jesus today?