John 18:37

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Friday December 2, 2022

John 18:37
“You say rightly that I am a king. For this cause I was born, and for this cause I
have come into the world, that I should bear witness to the truth.
Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice.”

It is not really to be wondered at that the Roman official, seeing Jesus in His deep humiliation, should ask “Art thou a king then?” To which Jesus answered: “I am a king. To this end have I been born, and to this end am I come into the world.”

Ordinarily kings require that their servants shall be willing to die for them. But this King dies for His friends, yes, even for His enemies!

Never has any king gained a victory like the one which Jesus won, without power, without sword. His is a greater and more glorious kingdom than those of all the kings of earth. It is not limited by national boundaries or racial differences. Every one that is of the truth hears His voice in every part of the earth, among the black and the white, the yellow and the brown.

And in every land it is the best who belong to Him: those who are of the truth, those who were unable to withstand the truth, and humbled themselves when Jesus began to testify to them about their sin and their untruthfulness. Then they saw their King, thorn-crowned, crucified, slain for all their sins.

Today you are meeting your King. Today He is testifying to your conscience.

Behold, thy King!

Your suffering, bleeding, dying King! The chastisement of our peace was upon Him. Today you may find peace, peace with God. And with it you will be given victory over your sins. Your enemies are His enemies. He will fight for you and with you.

“On my heart imprint Thy image,
     Blessed, Jesus, King of grace,
That life’s riches, cares, and pleasures
     Have no power Thee to efface.”

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O. Hallesby, God’s Word for Today: A Daily Devotional for the Whole Year, translator Clarence J. Carlsen (Augsburg, 1994)
Unless otherwise noted, Scripture taken from the New King James Version®, NKJV © 1982 by Thomas Nelson.
Used by permission. All rights reserved.

About Roland Ledoux

Pastor of Oasis Bible Ministry, an outreach ministry of teaching, encouragement and intercessory prayer from the Holy Bible, the written Word of God and author of the ministry website, For The Love of God. He lives in Delta, Colorado with his beautiful wife of 50+ years and a beautiful yellow lab whom they affectionately call Bella.
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