06
Oct
16

Doing What Jesus Did

John 5:19-23 (NIV)

Jesus gave them this answer: “Very truly I tell you, the Son can do nothing by himself; he can do only what he sees his Father doing, because whatever the Father does the Son also does. 20 For the Father loves the Son and shows him all he does. Yes, and he will show him even greater works than these, so that you will be amazed. 21 For just as the Father raises the dead and gives them life, even so the Son gives life to whom he is pleased to give it. 22 Moreover, the Father judges no one, but has entrusted all judgment to the Son, 23 that all may honor the Son just as they honor the Father. Whoever does not honor the Son does not honor the Father, who sent him.

Jesus, after having told the Jewish leaders that He was one with the Father, explains the implications of this. The activities that Jesus was doing were the same activities that God the Father was doing. God the Father revealed His work and activities to His Son and Jesus did what He saw His Father doing.
For followers of Jesus today, we’ve got to pay attention to what God the Father is doing in our world. We’ve got to follow the example of Jesus in the Gospels to know what we should be doing. If we want to do what God does, Jesus is our model and example for He did what He saw God the Father doing. Let’s look for ways to put Jesus’ model in action in our world to make a true difference for God’s Kingdom.
PRAYER: Father in Heaven, we want to make a difference for Jesus in our world. Help us to follow His example of what He did so that people will be drawn to Him through the church. In His name, amen.
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