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Seeing is Believing is Obeying

July 13, 2011

In our “in-house seminary” we’re studying through the Gospel of John this summer. I think John would agree with this statement about obedience and the Christian life:

“Seeing is Believing is Obeying”.

Does that seem too audacious? Read John 1-12–especially chapter 3–thinking about the question of how does “believing” in / on Jesus relate to “obeying” Him (and thus the Father). There is an unbreakable connection between having spiritual eyes (=spiritual life) to see the light of the glory of Jesus, and being drawn into that light like a moth to a flame. Then, rather than being consumed, we are transformed by it into its likeness.

Said another way, more John-ishly:
Seeing the light of the glory of Jesus is an essential and necessary component for walking in the light. Those who see the light, come to the light, and they walk in the light. Those who do not walk in the light walk in darkness. Those who walk without the light walk in darkness. To worship in spirit and truth, walk in the light.

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