Greater Than

Daily Bible Reading Devotional [ John 14:1-14]-May 11, 2017


Scripture Reading(s)


 John 14:1-14

14:1 “Do not let your hearts be troubled. Believe in God, believe also in me.

14:2 In my Father’s house there are many dwelling places. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you?

14:3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, so that where I am, there you may be also.

14:4 And you know the way to the place where I am going.”

14:5 Thomas said to him, “Lord, we do not know where you are going. How can we know the way?”

14:6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

14:7 If you know me, you will know my Father also. From now on you do know him and have seen him.”

14:8 Philip said to him, “Lord, show us the Father, and we will be satisfied.”

14:9 Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you all this time, Philip, and you still do not know me? Whoever has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’?

14:10 Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me? The words that I say to you I do not speak on my own; but the Father who dwells in me does his works.

14:11 Believe me that I am in the Father and the Father is in me; but if you do not, then believe me because of the works themselves.

14:12 Very truly, I tell you, the one who believes in me will also do the works that I do and, in fact, will do greater works than these, because I am going to the Father.

14:13 I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son.

14:14 If in my name you ask me for anything, I will do it.


Reflections


Justin-Holmes1.jpgWhen we think about our world without Jesus physically here, we tend to think of a weak anemic world where we are lacking the power of God. We believe that this world has been left to the Devil to devour until Christ returns. Yet, that believe couldn’t be further from the truth. The truth us that Jesus left us with the power of the Holy Spirit and enabled us to do even greater things than He did.

Very truly, I tell you, the one who believes in me will also do the works that I do and, in fact, will do greater works than these, because I am going to the Father. (John 14:12)

This is not to say that God will grant our every request but we must know that God wants us to carry out the ministry of Christ with the same power as Jesus. Let us not bide our time until Christ returns, but do the work of the Lord in love and courage.


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