Lord Jesus, my devotions bring me to this challenging verse that makes me ponder my position of faith. You submitted to baptism though you were sinless. I submitted to baptism as a public statement of my faith. You shed your blood on the cross though you were sinless. You died for the sin in me. You sent your Holy Spirit to me when I believed; and my spirit testifies with Him that you are the Son of God who came in the flesh, died for the sins of mankind and rose again to sit at the right hand of the Father. Thank you for these three corroborating testimonies in your precious name and powerful authority, according to the good and perfect will of the Father. Amen.
“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. For there are three that testify: the Spirit and the water and the blood; and these three agree.” (1 John 5: 6-8 ESV)