It is an amazing claim that the man Jesus was God.
Perhaps it ought not surprise us that the religious leaders of his day were so zealous they wanted to kill Jesus for this claim to be God.
But Jesus explains there is only one God, he is not another God. Rather, he is the Son of God. In John 5, Jesus explains the Father and Son work together for our salvation from death to life.
Most of us can picture an earthly father and son working together. They are not in rivalry, but the father leads and teaches the son all he knows. A father does that because he loves his son. The son is dependant on his father for all things.
Jesus uses the same picture to explain the nature of God and his work of salvation for us.
God the Father has entrusted everything to his Son Jesus. Jesus is the giver of eternal life, and the one who judges with all authority. And so whoever does not honour the Son, does not honour the Father.
Let’s pray that more would honour the Son and live.
In Christ, Tory Cayzer.