You can lead a horse to water, but you cannot make him drink. The probability of one man fulfilling just eight of the prophecies made of Jesus Christ is 1 in 100 quadrillion. That’s 1 followed by 17 zeroes. To put this in perspective, 1 in 1017 silver dollars would be enough to cover the surface area of Texas two feet deep. Suppose one of these silver dollars had been marked; and a blindfolded man who started in Dallas, Texas, had been allowed to walk any direction he chose for as long as he chose. It would be easier for this man to, on his first attempt, pick up the silver dollar which had been marked, than it would be for any one man to fulfill all eight prophecies concerning Jesus Christ.
A couple of days ago, we celebrated the Resurrection of Christ. Besides being a powerful argument for Jesus’ deity, the Resurrection is an event which had been prophesied hundreds of years beforehand. When you add this event to all of the other prophecies Jesus fulfilled, the evidence is clear that He truly is the Son of God. Yet in spite of the overwhelming evidence, many simply do not want to believe in Jesus for salvation. Our responsibility as Christians is not to make believers of the unsaved, but to present them with the facts concerning Christ (leading the “horse” to water) and then bring them to a point of decision. They have to choose whether they will take a drink or not.
Do you believe what the Bible says about Jesus Christ is true? Then live as if this is reality. Boldly inform the lost about Christ’s atonement for their sins. Let your light shine before the world by trusting Jesus amidst the pressures of your life — and leave the outcome in His hands. Live so that your message and testimony will lead the horse to water; and then pray that God will lead them to take a drink.
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Devotional by Pastor Jim Scudder, Jr.