Jn 5:36 - "… the very works that I do — testify about Me,…" NASU
He wasn't a hypocrite because what He preached was exactly how He lived.
John the Baptist was in prison and he is having some doubts about Jesus being the Messiah so he sends some of his men to ask Jesus if He were the One that was to come or should they be looking for another.
Jesus gives them this answer in Lk 7:22-23 - And He answered and said to them, "Go and report to John what you have seen and heard: the BLIND RECEIVE SIGHT, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, the POOR HAVE THE GOSPEL PREACHED TO THEM." NASU
Oh yeah, He is the One all right because Isaiah prophesied that the Messiah would be doing exactly what Jesus said He has been doing.
I was at the bedside of a man who was going in for some major heart surgery. When we were all alone he confessed to me that he had not been living his life correctly and he would like to have a second chance to make things right at home, at work, and most importantly with the Lord.
I prayed that he would come through his surgery successfully and that the Lord would allow him time to change his legacy.
I learned something very important from that brother that day. It was when you are faced with the possibility that you might die you don't want to be a hypocrite.
Now is the time for some introspection. Can you say that your works testify that what you're doing matches what you think is important?
If you said, "My family, my job or the Lord is important to me." Then your works should be your proof that your family, job or the Lord is really important to you.
Don't say that something is important to you and then have no works to support your statement because that will make you a hypocrite and that is certainly not what you're interested in accomplishing.
It was really important for Jesus to stay focused on His goals and we see Him doing exactly that staying focused on His purpose for coming to earth.
That is why He says that His works testify about Him.
So ask yourself this question: "What do your works say about you?"
Think on These:
The plain fact is that human beings are happy only when they are striving for something worthwhile.
This will be a better world when the power of love replaces the love of power.
Gary A. Serago
Minister of God's Word
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