Monday, February 19, 2018

John 16:31-32, 33b-d NIV 2011

“Do you now believe?” Jesus replied. “A time is coming and in fact has come when you will be scattered, each to your own home. You will leave me alone. Yet I am not alone, for my Father is with me.

“In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”

 

Walking to Gethsemane Jesus gave specific information to his disciples16:16, “In a little while you will see me no more, and then after a little while you will see me.” The disciple’s confusion led to Jesus’ Words of comfort their reunion with Him. Jesus knew they would all dessert Him when arrested as recorded in Matthew 26:56b. Jesus was never alone, John 8:16, “…because I am not alone. I stand with the Father…” 1 John 4:4, “You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them…” God is bigger than the worldly troubles of His children.

 

The last seven days reveal we live in a fallen world filled with individuals of sinful evil intent. Our world created by God forever changed when Adam and Eve rebelled by making a sinful choice. We face pain, suffering, loss or despair on a daily basis because of sin. God loves His children and implemented a plan to rescue us in Jesus Christ. In John 3:16 Jesus gave us God’s answer. God is bigger than all our troubles.

How does living in a fallen world drive us to God?

 

Grateful God’s bigger,

S

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