Conviction—found only one time in scripture (John 8:9)
Interesting fact: When confronted and accused by the religious leaders, the Lord Jesus, of course, knew He was sinless. Yet, he set forth the question, “Which of you convinceth me of sin?” (John 8:46). Either Christ’s accusers were right or the Saviour was right, but both could not be right. Interestingly, the fact that men could find no sin in the Saviour served as absolute proof of His innocence. That is why He followed His question with another saying, “if I say the truth, why do ye not believe me?” (John 8:46). The religious leaders proved their own guilt while trying to convince the Saviour of sin.
Bible study tip: When Bible statements seem odd, awkward, or misplaced, find out why that seems to be the case. Some of these peculiarities lead to a greater understanding of Bible truths. These truths are not available to the masses refusing to expend their time and strength to examine God’s word. For example, the Bible states that “The spirit of man is the candle of the LORD” (Proverbs 20:27). What does that mean? Why is a man’s spirit God’s candle and for what purpose? The answer is rather simple but quite revealing. God uses man’s spirit to illuminate his heart, mind, and life.
Sunday, Day 85—Church Day (no devotional)
Monday, Day 86—No Repentance Without Conviction
Tuesday, Day 87—The Humility of Conviction
Wednesday, Day 88—Church Night (no devotional)
Thursday, Day 89—Evidences of Conviction
Friday, Day 90—The Confession of Conviction
Saturday, Day 91—The Proper Response to Conviction
Day 85: Church Day
Titus 1:9 Holding fast the faithful word as he hath been taught, that he may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to convince the gainsayers.