John 20:28

28 Thomas answered him, "My Lord and my God!"

John 20:28 Meaning and Commentary

John 20:28

And Thomas answered and said unto him
Without examining his hands and side, and as astonished at his condescension and grace, and ashamed of his unbelief:

my Lord and my God;
he owns him to be Lord, as he was both by creation and redemption; and God, of which he was fully assured from his omniscience, which he had given a full proof of, and from the power that went along with his words to his heart, and from a full conviction he now had of his resurrection from the dead. He asserts his interest in him as his Lord and his God; which denotes his subjection to him, his affection for him, and faith in him; so the divine word is called in Philo the Jew, (kuriov mou) , "my Lord" F24.


FOOTNOTES:

F24 Lib. Allegor. l. 2. p. 101.

John 20:28 In-Context

26 A week later his disciples were again in the house, and Thomas was with them. Although the doors were shut, Jesus came and stood among them and said, "Peace be with you."
27 Then he said to Thomas, "Put your finger here and see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it in my side. Do not doubt but believe."
28 Thomas answered him, "My Lord and my God!"
29 Jesus said to him, "Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have come to believe."
30 Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book.