Monday, April 28, 2014

21 Days in John: Day 2 - Jesus Is More Than Just A Supplier Of People's Needs


Please Read John chapter 2

Key Verse:

“But Jesus on his part did not entrust himself to them, because he knew all people and needed no one to bear witness about man, for he himself knew what was in man” John 2:24-25


From a heart of compassion Jesus met the needs of the bridal party at a wedding feast in Cana of Galilee. They would have been so ashamed to confess that they had run out of wine. Such public disgrace! Jesus was able to meet that need by performing a miracle of turning water in nearby stone water jars into wine. One hundred and eighty gallons of wine and not just cheap “plonk” but the very best vintage!

Jesus amazingly met their need, but sadly for many, Jesus has simply become the One who meets our needs and performs signs and wonders. He is far more than that. In this same chapter He drove out of the temple those who were buying and selling and the moneychangers. He was passionate about His Father’s house and righteousness. In the same passage also, He foretold His coming death and resurrection [verses 18-21]. Although misunderstood, even at this early stage in His ministry, Jesus was focused on the main reason for which He had come to earth – to die and rise again to set men free from sin and to give them life.

Jesus knew what was in men’s hearts and that they would try to manipulate Him for their own needs and purposes. People’s daily needs are important to Jesus but He is concerned for righteousness and the eternal values that cannot be measured by natural human thinking.


Questions:

Jesus promised in Matthew 5:33 that He would meet our every need. What would you say is your greatest need?

How much time do you give to thinking about your eternal needs on which Jesus placed so much importance?

A Prayer:


Lord help me to see people in the way that you see them and to be kind and compassionate towards them. Help me to see the potential in people rather than their present situation. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

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