8/1/14 Daily Devotion

John 7:3-5 Jesus’ brothers said to him, “You ought to leave here and go to Judea, so that your disciples may see the miracles you do. No one who wants to become a public figure acts in secret. Since you are doing these things, show yourself to the world.” For even his own brothers did not believe in him.

How would you feel if you were the brother of the Messiah? How would you feel if you constantly heard that God had ordained your brother to save the world? It couldn’t be easy being related to Jesus, so maybe some of the attitude can be excused, or can it really? They knew that He was different? They knew that there was something about Him that stood out. They experienced what He had done at the wedding, turning water into wine. Even so, they still doubted, they still refused to believe. Mockingly they told Him to go out into the world and prove He was what He claimed. Eventually, this happened. Eventually they, His relatives, had to reconsider their thoughts about Jesus. Many people have a hard time believing that Jesus was the Messiah. There are still countless Jews today who continue to await the arrival of their Savior, for in Jesus they see only a glorified prophet. What do you see when you look at Jesus? Is He your Savior? Is He your Lord? Have you doubted His reality? Have you questioned His existence? As long as there is still breath in your body, you have the opportunity to revisit your opinions and recalculate your responses, but do so before it’s too late.

Prayer Starter:

Lord, help me lean on the reality of Your existence. Help me focus my life on the power of Your presence within me.

Dr. Jeff Krupinski

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