Today’s reading is John 14.
Did you hear what Jesus said at the very end of today’s chapter? “I do as the Father has commanded me, because I always like to keep the rules.” Nope. “I do as the Father has commanded me to show I’m better than everyone else.” Nope. “I do as the Father has commanded me because deep down inside, I’m a Pharisee.” Nope. “I do as the Father has commanded me, so that the world may know that I love the Father.” Wow! Who knew? I thought keeping the commandments was about rules, regulations, and legalism. That stuff is for Pharisees. But Jesus says doing what God says was His way of letting the world know He had a real relationship with the Father. I wonder if that might work for us too. Since our Teacher took that path, perhaps we disciples should follow Him.
Tomorrow’s reading is John 15.
A Word for Our Kids
Hey kids, did you see what I shared with your parents? How did Jesus show the world He loved His Father? He did what His Father said. How can you show the world you love God? Do what He says. In like manner, how can you show anyone you love your own father and mother? Do what they say. Of course, the one exception is if they ask or tell you to do something that violates God’s will, then show your parents you love God more, and do what He says instead. Let’s love God today by doing what He says. That’s what Jesus would do.
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