We have touched Him and seen Him; He is the One!
Judges 19 / Proverbs 30 / 1John 1-2
Judges 19:12 “No,” his master said, “we can’t stay in this foreign city where there are no Israelites. We will go on to Gibeah.
Proverbs 30:5-6 Every word of God proves true. He defends all who come to him for protection. Do not add to his words, or he may rebuke you, and you will be found a liar.
1John 1:1 The one who existed from the beginning is the one we have heard and seen. We saw him with our own eyes and touched him with our own hands. He is Jesus Christ, the Word of life.
:10 If we claim we have not sinned, we are calling God a liar and showing that his word has no place in our hearts.
2:28-29 And now, dear children, continue to live in fellowship with Christ so that when he returns, you will be full of courage and not shrink back from him in shame. Since we know that God is always right, we also know that all who do what is right are his children.
OT Flash Points
Horrible evil has been allowed in Israel
The story of the crime and its disclosure
Proverbs: Who is God? What is His name? What is His Son’s name?
WOW! Jesus right there in Proverbs!
NT Flash Points
His name is Jesus Christ, who was from the beginning
We have touched Him and seen Him
Independent of or Identified by Jesus?
A follower of Jesus is distinguished by the all-consuming devotion to Him
and given to spontaneous love
Springs of love are in the Holy Ghost [Romans 5:5] That means in the very heart of God, He is the Fountain flowing deep and wide.