“Therefore, as the elect of GOD, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering; bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do. But above all these things put on love, which is the bond of […]“GODLY GUIDANCE GIVES GRACE!”
Many "believed" in Jesus because of seeing the miracles He did in Jerusalem (John 2:23), but these two verses strongly imply that many of these "believers" were not true converts. Saving faith is more than merely to recognize the facts about Jesus, to simply acknowledge that He is the promised Messiah. Physical miracles may have convinced these men of Christ's Messianic status, but many of them seem not to have experienced that "miracle of the soul" called conversion.
Lord, You did not put Your trust in men when You walked this earth. You did not seek to build up Your own fame or fortune or seek out flattery from men. You simply went about doing the work your Father gave You to do. May we who have experienced Your saving power follow Your example in this and seek simply to be faithful to You in all things. Amen.
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