Today: The words and the works of Jesus!
Passage: John 15
22 If I had not come and spoken to them, they would not be guilty of sin; but now they have no excuse for their sin. 23 Whoever hates me hates my Father as well. 24 If I had not done among them the works no one else did, they would not be guilty of sin. As it is, they have seen, and yet they have hated both me and my Father. 25 But this is to fulfill what is written in their Law: ‘They hated me without reason.’[c] (John 15, NIV) -emphasis added
When Jesus came to His own people, they hated Him; they said, they loved Jehovah! But Jesus made it clear that those who don’t recognize or respect Jesus does the same to the Father; for Jesus and the Father are one, not two!
The devil is tricky and will do everything he can, to confuse God’s children
There is no confusion in the trinity; the only confusion is what we (people) create
In the verses above, Jesus mentions two specific things He does for us:
He spoke the word, and did the works so that we can know who He is
The words of Jesus, the word of God tells very clearly about God
The works of God that we have heard/seen/experienced are enough to understand God. We have no reason to disregard God
The problem we have is that we are not properly bound to Jesus. If we are, we won’t ask many of the questions we ask
The summary/source of all that comes from God, His words and works, is LOVE!
The other day, there was this shocking news about a young person who was mad enough to kill her young boy friend. All it took was one moment of uncontrolled emotion! We need God’s help to control our emotions
How deep our love is to any person, will be revealed when there is a disagreement
If we are truly in love with a person, we can’t get mad beyond a certain limit!
Lust and love are opposites. Lust is: “what can I get?” Love is, “what can I give?”
How much are we in love with Jesus? If we truly love Him, we can’t go away
Last night, we were in a home where they had the first birthday of their twins; I was thinking of the way God touched that family
Few years back, when we first went there, he was not in love with Christ
After few weeks, he was touched by the love of God, and he fell in love with Jesus, got born again and baptized, accepting that Jesus died and resurrected for him. It was all God’s work. Jesus still does the same
If there is someone you know still away from Jesus, prayerfully visit them
Change will come when God works in their heart. Let us be driven by true love for their soul, not by a desire to somehow get someone to our church/denomination
It is time to get closer to Jesus through His word and remember His works
Have a blessed day!
Prayer: Father God, thank you for truly loving me. True love is rare to find around, except in you. As the world is getting selfish and greedy, when love is rare and lust rules, help me to light the candle of love. I ask in Jesus’ name; Amen
The words and works of a person reveal who they are; so is God