The one who comes from above ...

The one who comes from above is above all; the one who is of the earth belongs to the earth and speaks about earthly things. The one who comes from heaven is above all. -John 3:31 NRSV

John, the author of this gospel account, seems to pick up from where he left off in chapter one. He follows up the Baptist's assertion that he was not the Messiah by asserting that Jesus was the one who came from heaven. In these few words he reaffirms the idea of the virgin birth saying that Jesus was not from earth but from heaven.

A while back I asked a group of friends what it was that made Jesus special and different from all other teachers and prophets. I mean was it the resurrection that differentiated him? My view is what John writes here is what makes him unique in all of human history. The virgin birth, coming from heaven, makes him unique and above all others.

You are worthy Lord Jesus Christ. You are the one who has come from heaven. I worship you my Lord and God.

... this devotion is part of an ongoing series on the Gospel of John.

1 comment:

  1. He is truly worthy. This is where we get our word worship. Worship is a shortened version of worthship. We worship in spirit and in truth be cause He is worth so much to us; more than anything else. He is our first love.


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