Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Barclay: God's action, our reaction

Tuesday, August 16, 2016
    And Jesus cried out and said, “Whoever believes in me, believes not in me but in him who sent me. And whoever sees me sees him who sent me. I have come into the world as light, so that whoever believes in me may not remain in darkness. If anyone hears my words and does not keep them, I do not judge him; for I did not come to judge the world but to save the world. The one who rejects me and does not receive my words has a judge; the word that I have spoken will judge him on the last day.”
    —John 12:44-48 (ESV)
    By a man’s reaction to Jesus Christ, that man stands revealed. By his reaction to Jesus Christ his soul is laid bare. If he regards Christ with love, even with wistful yearning, for him there is hope; but if in Christ he sees nothing lovely he has condemned himself. He who was sent in love has become to the man, judgment.
    ... William Barclay (1907-1978), The Gospel of John, v. 1, Edinburgh: Saint Andrew Press, 1965, p. 131 (see the book)
    See also John 12:44-48; Matt. 10:40; Mark 9:37; John 13:20; 1 Pet. 1:21
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, I want to see You, my Savior.
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