Today’s reading: Lev 26:1–27:34, John 10:22–42, Song 8:10–14
Today’s theme: Jesus, equal to God
Today’s theme looks at the conditional promises found in God’s word and His desire to preserve covenant relationship. However, the most important lesson is that Jesus declares Himself as both Messiah and as equal to God.
“If you walk in my statutes and observe my commandments and do them, Leviticus 26:3 (ESV)
God’s blessings are conditional (notice the word “if”).
then I will walk contrary to you in fury, and I myself will discipline you sevenfold for your sins. Leviticus 26:28 (ESV)
Although the blessings are conditional, the relationship of God with His chosen people, is not. This is why the curses are spoken of as discipline for sin, they are not simply cut off – the same applies to us.
Jesus the Messiah
Jesus answered them, “I told you, and you do not believe. The works that I do in my Father’s name bear witness about me, John 10:25 (ESV)
Jesus has already made clear that He is the Messiah.
I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand. John 10:28 (ESV)
We have eternal security in Jesus.
Jesus, equal to God
The Jews answered him, “It is not for a good work that we are going to stone you but for blasphemy, because you, being a man, make yourself God.” John 10:33 (ESV)
Jesus said He and the Father are one, this makes Jesus equal to God.
Most of the above post is a copy of the original notes from the same date in 2014.
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