You will see greater things

marmsky May (11)

You will see greater things

devotions from Jefferson Vann # 2378

John 1:43-51

Joh 1:43 The next day Jesus wanted to leave for Galilee. He found Philip and told him, “Follow me.”

Joh 1:44 Now Philip was from Bethsaida, the hometown of Andrew and Peter.

Joh 1:45 Philip finds Nathanael and tells him, “We have found the one Moses wrote about in the law (and the prophets did too): Jesus the son of Joseph, from Nazareth.”

Joh 1:46 “Can anything good come out of Nazareth?” Nathanael asked him. “Come and see,” Philip answered.

Joh 1:47 Then Jesus saw Nathanael coming toward him and said about him, “Here is a real Israelite in whom there is no misrepresentation.”

Joh 1:48 “How do you know me?” Nathanael asked. “Before Philip called you, when you were under the fig tree, I saw you,” Jesus answered.

Joh 1:49 “Rabbi,” Nathanael replied, “You yourself are the Son of God; you yourself are the King of Israel!”

Joh 1:50 Jesus responded to him, “Are you believing because I told you I saw you under the fig tree? You will see greater things than this.”

Joh 1:51 Then he says, “Sincerely I tell you, you will see the sky opened and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man.”

You will see greater things

Jesus’ promise to Nathaniel was amazing, but he was merely responding to the faith Nathaniel had already expressed. All it takes is responding in faith to Jesus’ words. That is what Nathaniel had done. I don’t know all the details about Nathaniel’s “fig tree” experience. But I know that Nathaniel knew in his heart that Jesus knew him better than anyone else. When we have the courage to believe that, we are set to see even greater things from God.

LORD, give us the faith to take you at your word.

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About Jefferson Vann

Jeff is a former Christian missionary.
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