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

Saturday, May 28, 2022

Some of the people who lived in Jerusalem started to ask each other, "Isn't [Jesus] the man they are trying to kill? But here he is, speaking in public, and they say nothing to him. Could our leaders possibly believe that he is the Messiah? But how could he be? For we know where this man comes from. When the Messiah comes, he will simply appear; no one will know where he comes from."
— John 7:25-27 NLT

Key Thought

Jesus is from God. That is one of the primary declarations of the Gospel of John. However, many folks missed this truth about Jesus. There were many reasons — some people thought he violated the Sabbath, some thought he spent too much time with "sinners," some preferred the acceptance of their peers, and some thought they knew where he came from but hadn't dug deep enough to know the truth. John lets us, his readers, in on the truth. Jesus came from God. He spoke the words of God. He did the work of God. He completed 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 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 so I will know and honor Jesus more fully and bless my influence as I seek to serve my friends 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

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Illustration

Illustration of John 7:25-27 NLT — "Isn't [Jesus] the man they are trying to kill?"

About This Devotional

What Jesus Did! is a series of one-year devotional guides through each gospel, using one short scripture passage each day and following the Gospel in sequential order. Each devotional consists of a scripture passage and a reflection and a prayer which open up the day's scripture and show how it challenges you to live for Jesus.

What Jesus Did! is written by Phil Ware and is available in book form.

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