Heavenly Father, I wait expectantly for You. I long for Your righteousness and I long for You. I trust You to answer my prayer. Bless me and my family, I pray. May Your name be kept holy and Your kingdom come. Lord, may Your will be done in all things and be plainly seen, as it is in heaven. Look upon us all. Watch over all of us. Break open a new path for peace that surpasses all understanding comes, a peace that can only come from You, the Lord our God. In Jesus Name, Amen.
A strong spiritual challenge issued by Jesus against the religious leaders of Jerusalem is the theme of the next section of John chapter 7. Jesus makes the point that obedience is a necessary aspect of learning. The resistance of the scribes and pharisees is ultimately a matter of rebellion, not knowledge. In the same way,… Continue reading The Gospel of John – ”Right Judgement”
Do you feel like the truth is ever-changing? Do you often find yourself anxious about knowing what is true and what isn’t? It doesn’t have to be that way! Truth is unchangeable. Truth is always true despite how one feels about it; even if no one believes the truth, it remains true. Let’s get into… Continue reading What is Truth?
On one level, John 7:1-13 functions to set the stage for the rest of chapters 7 & 8. It also reveals to us some wrong views about Jesus that the Jewish people, including Jesus’ own brothers, had about Him. But a careful look at these verses also reveals that Jesus is both Messiah and Lord, which fits… Continue reading The Gospel of John – Trust God’s timing