Only when we understand Jesus, do we understand life, for He defines it. When we understand Him we are aligned with the One who is the Life.
Jesus was challenged over the validity of his teaching.
“Here you are, appearing as your own witness; your testimony is not valid.” (John 8:13)
His defence was curious. His basis for validity was-
I know where I came from and where I am going. (John 8:14)
It would seem this implies that when I want to be sure of my validity, I need to know where I come from and where I am going. The person who understands such things often appears secure in relationships and free. Yet, Jesus’ statement about the Pharisees holds me back. He says –
“But you have no idea where I come from or where I am going.” (Jn8:15)
The implication is that the focus is not on our own identity, where we come from or where we are going, but on Jesus’ identity.
My testimony is validated as my life becomes more aligned with the Jesus the Way and the Truth and the Life. This alignment occurs as I grow to know Him through making the choices in life that He leads me into and empowers me for through His Spirit. Taking these choices requires a security and freedom not in my own identity, but founded on Jesus love and life.
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