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Daily Reading: 31st July 2015

John 14.31

31 But that the world might know that I love the Father, and I do whatever the Father commands me. Get up, let us go from this place.

Satan was coming to try and destroy Jesus, he was coming to wreck God’s plan of salvation, he was coming to annihilate the possibility of humanity having peace with God.

He was coming with the aim of making sure that all mankind would not see that Jesus is the Way the Truth and the Life.

He was coming with murderous intent.

On the other hand Jesus came to bring humanity life, Jesus came to save sinners. He came to show the whole of humanity that He is the Way, the Truth and the Life; He came to show us all that we can only come to the Father through Him.

These last verses in chapter fourteen show us the contrast that there is between Jesus and satan, they show us the gulf that exists. They show us the difference there is between darkness and Light.

Jesus came to show that He loves the Father so much that He willingly laid down His life for sinful mankind.

Satan was coming to defeat Jesus. However, Jesus came and was purposely going into a unique victory.

The presence of Jesus in the world was the proof that He loved the Father. His being obedient to the Father’s commands displayed the totality of His love for the Father.

It is the calling of every believer to be like Jesus, and it is the privilege of every believer to know the same power of Jesus, enabling us to also lovingly obey our Heavenly Father. During the Sermon on the Mount Jesus said:

“Let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father” – Matthew 5.16 (NLT).

Jesus was getting closer to the hour of His supreme sacrifice, which was also the supreme demonstration of His love for the Father.

Each day let us also be conscious of displaying our love for Jesus, through the work He has called us to do. As we do so others will be pointed to look to Him, not us.

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