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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Wednesday October 26, John 12.44-50

John 12.44-50


44Then Jesus cried aloud: “Whoever believes in me believes not in me but in him who sent me. 45And whoever sees me sees him who sent me. 46I have come as light into the world, so that everyone who believes in me should not remain in the darkness. 47I do not judge anyone who hears my words and does not keep them, for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world. 48The one who rejects me and does not receive my word has a judge; on the last day the word that I have spoken will serve as judge, 49for I have not spoken on my own, but the Father who sent me has himself given me a commandment about what to say and what to speak. 50And I know that his commandment is eternal life. What I speak, therefore, I speak just as the Father has told me.”

Thoughts: I came not to judge the world, but to save the world.  This is reminiscent of John 3.16-17.  There it is Nicodemus who is 'in the dark' but who eventually will come to the light.   The command that Jesus follows is 'eternal life.'   Do you think that judgement means that eternal life if forfeit, or can you be judged and still inherit eternal life?

Questions:  How does your faith in Jesus provide 'light' for you in regards to how you see yourself and the world?

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