Take 15 minutes to read this article, watch the video, and learn how to apply these concepts to your life. It will make things so much better in more ways than one.
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
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Let’s read the passage with these 5 things in mind. If you have already read the passage skip down to where it says “Gleanings” in bold. 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.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. This is an example of how we can treat one another in Ha Mashiak’s (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 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. Sometimes subordinates 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 jugs with water and only them that knew what had occurred. At the time of the event, nobody else knew.
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, unfortunately. Instead, 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 readings in the Living Word.
5. As an example of how Jesus wants us to act among 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. Fermented 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 other saints 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 The Savior. It will be hard and it will help you to believe more fully in The Savior. Remember in Proverbs 27:6 it says:
<The wounds of a friend are trustworthy>
When you do what The Savior tells you to do and get wounded, remember that The Savior is your friend and can act through your friends and your enemies.
Our faith leads straight to the Father. That Faith is reliant upon Him. He is the tether that brings us to Him.