1 And the third day there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee; and the mother of Jesus was there:
2 And both Jesus was called, and his disciples, to the marriage.
3 And when they wanted wine, the mother of Jesus saith unto him, They have no wine.
4 Jesus saith unto her, Woman, what have I to do with thee? mine hour is not yet come.
5 His mother saith unto the servants, Whatsoever he saith unto you, do it.
6 And there were set there six waterpots of stone, after the manner of the purifying of the Jews, containing two or three firkins apiece.
7 Jesus saith unto them, Fill the waterpots with water. And they filled them up to the brim.
8 And he saith unto them, Draw out now, and bear unto the governor of the feast. And they bare it.
9 When the ruler of the feast had tasted the water that was made wine, and knew not whence it was: (but the servants which drew the water knew;) the governor of the feast called the bridegroom,
10 And saith unto him, Every man at the beginning doth set forth good wine; and when men have well drunk, then that which is worse: but thou hast kept the good wine until now.
11 This beginning of miracles did Jesus in Cana of Galilee, and manifested forth his glory; and his disciples believed on him.
12 After this he went down to Capernaum, he, and his mother, and his brethren, and his disciples: and they continued there not many days.
13 And the Jews' passover was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem,
14 And found in the temple those that sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the changers of money sitting:
15 And when he had made a scourge of small cords, he drove them all out of the temple, and the sheep, and the oxen; and poured out the changers' money, and overthrew the tables;
16 And said unto them that sold doves, Take these things hence; make not my Father's house an house of merchandise.
17 And his disciples remembered that it was written, The zeal of thine house hath eaten me up.
18 Then answered the Jews and said unto him, What sign shewest thou unto us, seeing that thou doest these things?
19 Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.
20 Then said the Jews, Forty and six years was this temple in building, and wilt thou rear it up in three days?
21 But he spake of the temple of his body.
22 When therefore he was risen from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this unto them; and they believed the scripture, and the word which Jesus had said.
23 Now when he was in Jerusalem at the passover, in the feast day, many believed in his name, when they saw the miracles which he did.
24 But Jesus did not commit himself unto them, because he knew all men,
25 And needed not that any should testify of man: for he knew what was in man.
Proper Perspective of People
John 2:23-25 NLT
Because of the miraculous signs Jesus did in Jerusalem at the Passover celebration, many began to trust in him. But Jesus didn’t trust them, because he knew all about people. No one needed to tell him about human nature, for he knew what was in each person’s heart.
This scripture helped me. Too often my expectations of people are just too high. The truth is that we will fail each other. We will tend to favor people because of what they do or say about us. The people in this scripture trusted Jesus because of the miracles He did, yet He knew that these same people would one day turn their backs on Him. But Jesus did not perform miracles or love on people to make them like Him. They were not His motivation. Jesus was on a mission. His purpose was set before the foundation of the world and He carried out His Father's will regardless of how people responded to Him-whether positively or negatively. Jesus knows what is in our hearts...and yet He is faithful to love us and save us anyway. Praise Yahweh!
Likewise, we should be wise to not trust the hearts of people, but still love them and serve them. We should trust that our reward , our affirmation comes from God. He is our focus and our motivation.
All Glory to God for choosing this book to begin the year of with my revelation to John chapter 1 was the spirit of boldness John had he was not afraid to share the gospel and speak about Jesus. Even when the religious leaders approach him he responded with the word of God, he responded to them like Moses, like could u imagine those religious leaders face expression, however this is truly and encouragement to me to be even more bold for christ especially, and not to be afraid to speak the truth especially to the people who are living and claim they serve God based on a religious spirit instead of being in a relationship with the Holy spirit. I don't want to hold back any more not sharing the truth to them because I think I will offend them, the word says the truth will set them free. Our people need to know the truth to be set free.
In verse three Mary told Jesus that the wedding had run out of wine because she knew that He could provide it (FAITH). Verse 4 Jesus basically says that He has nothing to do with the fact that they ran out of wine. Wine in biblical days was a necessity instead of a luxury. It symbolizes nourishment, strength, and life. We all know that spiritually Christ is the only one who can fulfill these things, which is why He states," Mine hour is not yet come". Mary, in verse five, still goes on to tell Jesus' servants that whatever He says to do, do it. OBEDIENCE. In verses 5-8, I see total obedience. Not just in the servants but also in Mary and Jesus. Being Jesus' mother, Mary could have demanded Him to provide wine, yet she knew that Jesus is superior to her. Jesus stated in verse four that this issue had nothing to do with Him. He could have left it as that. However, being that Mary mentioned the issue of no wine to Him, He provided. Jesus, being the savior of the world, still obeyed His earthly mother. Lastly, verse 10. What I see here is a representation of the scripture Matthew 20:16," The last shall be first and the first last". The governor said that the good wine is supposed to be first and the bad wine last. Though physically the wine he provided was last, spiritually it was first because HE gave it. Anything Christ gives is good. Once the governor tasted the "last" wine, he forgot about the "first". Psalms 34:8 " O taste and see that The Lord is good".
My favorite scripture is John 2:5 "His mother saith unto the servants, Whatsoever he saith unto you, do it."
Wow, this scripture speaks volumes to me, the trust, the faith, the assurance, the confidence she had in Jesus at this time is not natural it cannot, would not, and did not come from her own intellect or earthly wisdom, it came from up above, it came by Divine Revelation or the Holy Spirit. That is not the most awesome part in my opinion, the most awesome part is she listened to the Holy Spirit and OBEYED. She heard God's voice it did exactly what she was told to do at the exact moment she was told to do it. We have to remember delayed obedience is still disobedience. I want to stress another point especially to our people the Hebrews: Mary didn't add to what the Holy Spirit said and she didn't take any words away either, lol,😉👆🏾, I pray that we can as a people, as God's chosen people, do as Mary did and be obedient and humble trusting God wholeheartedly!
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