This chapter shows that even the best of us, wouldn’t trust Himself to anyone. But if that’s the case, who can we trust?
READ JOHN 2 Make notes, if you’d like, of what stands out for you. Feel free to use the “Leave a Comment” box below to also write some of your thoughts.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
The verb “entrust” is used when we assign the responsibility for doing something to someone else or, when we put something or someone into the care and protection of another. But today’s chapter ends on a sobering note: “But Jesus, on His part, was not entrusting Himself to them, for He knew all men… He did not need any testimony about mankind… He Himself knew what was in the heart of man.” [v24-25] As it turned out, history showed that Jesus was right not to trust anyone.
But if things are that bad, who can we trust?
Well, FAITH is more than just intellectual belief or understanding. It’s trust. So, once someone understands the Creator God’s epic storyline and the Good News message that He’s given to the world that He created, there has to be a personal commitment to it. We can entrust ourselves to our Maker because history has proven Him faithful.[a]
But to really “entrust”, is to assign responsibility to Him for doing everything needed as well as putting ourselves in His care and protection. Often we’ll want His care and protection (forgiveness, salvation and our daily needs), but we’ll keep all the authority and responsibility for “doing life” to ourselves. Read More? …CLICK on “11 April – Additional Notes”
But what about your thoughts – can you tell me what today’s “breadcrumb” is? Leave a note in the “Comments” box below to tell me what you think of today’s chapter.
Wanting to speak directly with your Maker? The rest of this webpage uses Jesus’ own prayer to help…[b]
THE LORD’S PRAYER: Have you ever wondered what to say to God? This section has four parts and uses the prayer that Jesus taught His disciples to pray.[c]
1. Praise: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your Name. Your Kingdom come! Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven …”
I praise Your name, Father God, for ever and ever! Wisdom and power are Yours. You change times and seasons; You depose kings and raise up others. You give wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning. [Daniel 2:20-21]
2. Ask: “…Give us today our daily bread…”
The World: Pray for God’s GRACE for China[d]
Your Country: Victims of Pornography
Yourself: The “fruit of the Spirit” in you.[e]
Your concerns for today
Father, if I’m in trouble, help me to pray. But if I’m happy, may I also sing songs of praise. [James 5:13]
3. Admit: “…Forgive us our sin as we forgive those who sin against us…”
I’m destroyed, Father God, from lack of knowledge. Forgive me and help me to change. Because I’ve rejected knowledge, You’ve reject me as one of your representatives. Because I’ve ignored Your laws, will You ignore my children? [Hosea 4:6]
4. Protect: “…Lead us not into temptation but delivers us from evil.”
You will cover me with Your feathers, Father God, and under Your wings I will find refuge. Your faithfulness will be my shield and rampart. [Psalm 91:4]
“For Yours Lord is the Kingdom, the Power and the Glory now and forever. Amen!”
When Jesus was questioned, tested, tricked or in His hour of great need, He always spoke things that were previously written in God’s Word.[f] Following these memory verses from ten topics, will help you learn 52 verses from the bible in a year! THIS WEEK’S MEMORY VERSE: An Assured Future
Jesus said: “I am the resurrection and the life. Anyone who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die…” [John 11:25-26]
[a] Psalm 89:8
[b] Matthew 6:5-15
[c] Matthew 6:5-15
[e] Galatians 5:22-23
[f] Matthew 4:4,6,7,10; 11:10; 21:13; and 26:24,31