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28 And Thomas answered and said to Him, “My Lord and my God!”

 

Thomas did not do here what he said he wanted to do—touch the hands and side of Jesus (Jn 20:20). He abandoned his condition for believing in the resurrection of Christ.

28 And Thomas answered and said to Him,

This declaration by Thomas is a high-water mark in the gospel of John. The skeptic turned believer. His doubts immediately vanished.

My Lord and my God!”

This statement is an affirmation of the deity of Christ (Ac 2:36; Ro 1:4; 1 Ti 3:16). The resurrection of Christ proved His deity to Thomas. It was patently clear that, seeing the resurrected Jesus, he had no need to put his finger into the hands or side of Jesus. This gospel began with an affirmation of the deity of Christ and now it climaxes at the end with the same declaration.

PRINCIPLE:

It is important to develop firm conviction about foundational doctrines of the Bible.

APPLICATION:

The most doubting of the disciples became the most enthusiastic when he came to grips with who Jesus was. Worship comes from recognizing the stark reality of the truth in Christ—that He is God Almighty (Re 4:11). We cannot acknowledge Jesus as Lord without coming to grips with His deity.

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