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5 things we can learn from the following verses:

1 A great way to show one another love and favor

2 Be honest with others about who you are from first meeting one another

3 If we do what Jesus commands we can perform miracles

4 Our subordinates help us to learn

5 Be humble

Let’s read the passage with these 5 things in mind.  The insight that this miracle affords just keeps blossoming.   You are gonna have fun with this knowledge for a while.  Each lesson leads to more.  It will help you to unfold your understanding of who Jesus is and how spirituality can be used to get closer to Him.  All praise and honor is yours Almighty Father, We Love you and Thank you for Loving us!

This is John 2;1-11 from the KJV

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.

 

The Gleaning:

1.When Jesus performed this sign He did it in such a way that kept many of the people present out of the loop of knowledge that a miracle had even occurred.  This made it so that the bridegroom could take credit for having such a supply of fine wine.  Socially this must of had all kinds of implications for the bridegroom’s reputation.  This is an example of how we can treat one another in Christ’s love.  By putting a lot of thought and effort into trying to get the people around us to show respect and favor to a friend, loved one, or an enemy we are doing Christ’s work.

2.We learn also something very simple.  You see, if we do as Christ commands, miracles will be performed by Him through us.  Jesus never touched the wine.  He ordered the servants to fill the jugs, then to fill the cups.  The remuneration of these acts caused the water to be turned into wine even finer than the original wine set out.  We also learn that the chief servant was a drunk as it was the third day of the party and he was still drinking and able to tell the difference between good and bad wine.  straight up professional drinker that head servant was!

 

3.This leads us to another lesson.  We can learn from our subordinates.  This message is in many, many of the scriptures and sometimes they know much more about what is going on than we do.  Our Father has the power to put the scales over our eyes so that we don’t see something while everyone else does.  He is always allowing us the chance to become humble if we so choose to accept His offer.  It was the servants that filled the wine jugs with water and only them that knew what had occurred at the time of it’s occurrence, nobody else had any idea.

4.Humbling ourselves is important as a heart set in pride is great soil for the seed of sin.  Pride hardens us in our ways.  We are to be ready to adapt to what Christ wants of us at any moment and at any time.  We are to be chameleons of action and our color is to be chosen by what we know is true and right through our daily devotion to prayer and reading the Living Word.

If we are to be Christ’s church here on earth we are considered part of His body.  Part of His body is the blood.  Jesus turned water into wine at Cana of Galilee just before He went to the temple complex and made an angry spectacle, the only angry spectacle that He ever showed in the Bible of Himself.  Jesus was holding a cup of wine when He said “this is my blood shed for you and for all so that sins may be forgiven”.

5.As an example of how Jesus wants us to act amongst one another He purposely turned the wine into better wine than usual.  Imagine the social implications of this.  Most everyone likes to alter their state of being and wine was one of the only ways to do this.  Many people worshiped alcohol and therefore became like it.  The social implications of this act would leave people singing about how the bridegroom set out inferior wine before fine wine.  We are to consider allowing people to see who we are, good and bad, from the beginning.  This will create a situation where we are more forgiving of the errors and faults our brothers and sisters make.  We are to be forgiving and keep on trying when people pick up our fault like a knife and stab us with it.  This takes great strength and trust that we can only receive from having faith and believing in Christ.  It will be hard and it will help you to believe more fully in Jesus.  Remember in Proverbs 27:6 it says:

<The wounds of a friend are trustworthy>
When you do what Jesus tells you to do and get wounded, remember Jesus is your friend and can act through your friends and your enemies.

Our faith leads straight to the Father.  That Faith is reliant upon Jesus.  He is the tether that brings us to Him.  We almost can’t believe in the cross fully all the time.  That is why we have to become like little children to enter the kingdom of heaven:  God says His son died to save us?  ok, it must be true then, what next?

 

 

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