1 John 5:6–12 (ESV)
Testimony Concerning the Son of God
6 This is he who came by water and blood—Jesus Christ; not by the
water only but by the water and the blood. And the Spirit is the one who testifies, because the Spirit is the truth. 7 For there are three that testify: 8 the Spirit and the water and the blood;
and these three agree. 9 If we receive the testimony of men, the testimony of God is greater, for this is the testimony of God that he has borne concerning his Son. 10 Whoever believes in the
Son of God has the testimony in himself. Whoever does not believe God has made him a liar, because he has not believed in the testimony that God has borne concerning his Son. 11 And this is the testimony, that God gave us eternal
life, and this life is in his Son. 12 Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.
The testimony of
the apostles, the life of Jesus, and the work of the Spirit testify that God has given us life in His Son. This testimony is in stark contradiction to all who teach that God’s Son did not suffer in the flesh or that He comes to us apart from the flesh
of His humanity.
I pray: Heavenly Father, let us abide forever in Christ and never doubt the testimony You have given about Your beloved Son. Amen.
Edward A. Engelbrecht, The
Lutheran Study Bible (St. Louis, MO: Concordia Publishing House, 2009), 2180.