What Jesus Did! 'Sometimes We Just Scratch the Surface' — John 7:25-27

Monday, May 28, 2018

Then some of the people that lived in Jerusalem said, "This is the man they are trying to kill. But he is teaching where everyone can see and hear him. And no person is trying to stop him from teaching. Maybe the leaders have decided that he really is the Christ. But we know where this man's home is. And when the real Christ comes, no person will know where he comes from."
— John 7:25-27 NLT
Illustration of John 7:25-27 NLT — "This is the man they are trying to kill."

Key Thought

Jesus is from God. That is one of the primary declarations of the Gospel of John. However, many folks miss this truth about Jesus. There are a variety of reasons—some think he violates the Sabbath, some think he spends too much time with sinners, some prefer the acceptance of their peers, and some think they know where he came from, but haven't dug deep enough to know the truth. John lets us, his readers, in on the truth. Jesus comes from God. He speaks the words of God. He does the work of God. He completes the mission God gave him to do. So have you come to terms with this true Jesus? Or is Jesus a religious figure you try to tame and manipulate for your own desires? Ask God to help you know Jesus more fully and honor him more completely with your life.

Today's Prayer

Almighty God and heavenly Father, please help open the hearts of several of my friends who have rejected Jesus as Lord. Use me to help them open their hearts to the truth about Jesus. Empower me and bless my influence as I seek to serve them in Jesus' name. Make my attempts to reach the lost a blessing to your Kingdom and effective with my friends. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen

Related Scripture Readings

  • John 8:42-47
  • John 13:1-5
  • John 14:1-11


About This Devotional

What Jesus Did is a one-year devotional guide through the gospels, using one short passage each day and following the Gospel in consecutive order. Each devotional consists of a passage, reflection and a prayer which opens up the day's scripture and shows how it challenges you to live for Jesus.

What Jesus Did! is written by Phil Ware.

Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright ©1996, 2004, 2007, 2013, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.