Archive for March 8, 2012
Today, read John 6: 1 – 24
First, let’s consider the miracle, the “sign”, in verses 1 – 15. I wish I had been there! Did the bread “grow”? Did the baskets just stay full? What did that look like? Could you see it appear? So many questions!
Several things stand out to me as I read this event. One is the way our Lord used this opportunity to teach and train His own disciples. He knew what He was about to do. And yet He keeps asking questions of the disciples. It is the same way we teach our children when More >
Read John 6: 25 – 71
These verses contain one of the discourses (the teaching sections) of Jesus recorded by John. This one centers on His teaching about Himself being the bread of life. It contains the first of the “I AM” statements of Jesus (verse 35). Those “I AM” statements carry Jesus’ revelations about His very character … His being. Remember verse 4 tells us that it is Passover time. Therefore, the minds of the people are centered on this very important feast on the Jewish calendar. It would be spring time. Passover occurred at the beginning of the grain harvest. More >
God’s people have their trials. It was never designed by God, when he chose his people, that they should be an untried people. They were chosen in the furnace of affliction; they were never chosen to worldly peace and earthly joy. Freedom from sickness and the pains of mortality was never promised them; but when their Lord drew up the charter of privileges, he included chastisements amongst the things to which they should inevitably be heirs. Trials are a part of our lot; they were predestinated for us in Christ’s last legacy. So surely as the stars are fashioned by More >