You're Not Going To Pull A Fast One On Jesus
Now when he was in Jerusalem at the Passover Feast, many believed in his name when they saw the signs that he was doing. But Jesus on his part did not entrust himself to them, because he knew all people and needed no one to bear witness about man, for he himself knew what was in man. — John 2:23-25
John, the author, will insert these transitions into his story about Jesus. This one concludes the weekend of the Passover. The results were threefold based on the author's comments and Jesus's response. First, some genuinely believed in Jesus. Second, some did not believe. Third, some half-heartedly believed. It's this last audience that Jesus is concerned about because he is not about to "entrust himself to them" because he knows they are untrustworthy.
The points here are two. First, Jesus is after genuine followers who not only believe the signs but believe in him. Second, Jesus has this divine discernment about who believes when he shows them a sign. In other words, he can tell right away because he has supernatural knowledge about the motivations of a man.
I assume for these early disciples, this produced a level of comfort and fear. First, comfort in being with Jesus was like having the best security system because he knew all men's motivations. Second, fear in that Jesus knew their every motivation all the time. In other words, you will not pull a fast one on Jesus.
So be mindful today in your walk with Jesus. You may pull a fast one on your wife, kids, boss, and friends, but you will never pull a fast one on Jesus. He knows what's in your heart.
ASK THIS: Is there something that needs to get right in your relationship with Jesus?
DO THIS: Bring it to him, and get right with him.
PRAY THIS: God, I realize today that you know what's in my heart. I don't like what is there right now, and I want to confess it to you and repent in action.
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Thank you Jesus!
I have lustful, selfish, self destructive, evil desires of all kinds. I cannot keep these thoughts from haunting me. Psalm 51:10 Create in me a clean heart, Oh God, renew a right spirit within me. Psalm 19:14 May the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be acceptable in thy sight, Oh God, my strength and my redeemer. Luke 4:8 He answered saying “Get thee behind me, Satan, for it is written ‘Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God and Him only shalt thou serve.’ ” psalm 119:11 Thy word have I hid in mine heart that I might not sin against thee.
Been learning to use scripture in prayer and “battle”. So much more powerful in my life’s battles than man’s weapons.
Fight on. Fear not.. Isaiah 41:10 Fear thou not for I am with thee. Be not dismayed for I am thy God. I will help thee, yeah I will strengthen thee, yeah I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.
Great job Trent! I learned that a few years ago and overcame lust. I used Galatians 5:18 as my new commandments and personalized my prayers…..Lord it is NOT your will that I lust and do these wrong things. Please please please give ME the power to align my spirit with yours! I think about 10 days of crying and begging and repeating back to Him what is written worked supernaturally. Like, He wanted to see I was serious and fervent, because it was His will anyway, why wouldn’t he want to grant it? Fast forward and I’ll slip back in to consistent sin, beat myself up, and realize I haven’t been consistent in the spiritual battle. Satan is always ready to pounce. Thank you Holy Spirit in keeping Trent and I convicted of the things you hate. Help is keep in step and not quench you.
Thanks for sharing.
God, help me to overcome the things I struggle with gain a pure heart. Thank you for all you do.
Lord, thank you for softening my heart. I have drifted, sinned and harden my heart back up… thank you Lord for not giving up on me and drawing me back in. You are faithful, merciful, consistent and my source of strength when I am weak. I pray for the Holy Spirit to indwell me with courage, strength and discernment when I am at my weakest.