A Supreme Court Decision

March 12, 2021  

Scripture Resource Passage: John 5:16-30

Lifting up Jesus, raising holy hands and singing, we acknowledge the saving achievement. God’s people are enamored of Him. We celebrate and honor the Father. We desperately seek the Spirit’s movement in our midst; and to Jesus we look for redemption in the supreme court of justice.

Disciples can make this move because rightly understood, as informed by Scripture passages like John 5, God places the highest influence on Jesus.  John writes: “The Father judges no one, but has entrusted all judgment to the Son, that all may honor the Son just as they honor the Father”(John 5:22-23).

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Seeking ultimate justice in North America, in the United States of America, inevitably includes a threat or a promise to take whatever the issue or circumstance, “All the way to the Supreme Court!” 

God effectively says, “Jesus is Heaven’s Supreme Court. All justice is delivered through Him. Amen!” 

When speaking of the ultimate judgment court in the history of the universe, Scripture sets out the scene with Jesus in solo practice. This is strong language we should immediately grasp. 

Our brother John contributes a stirring statement from Jesus: For as the Father has life in himself, so he has granted the Son also to have life in himself. And he has given him authority to judge because he is the Son of Man” (John 5:26-27).

Life Applications

  1. To enrich today’s focus, compare John’s recorded emphasis with the words of Heaven in Matthew 3:17
  2. Consider developing specific actions in which you can manifest the supremacy of Jesus.

Published by Andrew Simkins

Dr. Andrew Simkins provides spiritual direction for individuals and small groups through the regular blog posts found on this site. He resides in northwest Indiana with his beloved, along with nearby children and grandchildren who are the adornment of his life.

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