Daily Bread 4/19/2022


Daily Bread – April 19, 2022 (The Third Day – Genesis 1:9-13) John 5:20 – For the Father loves the Son and shows Him all things which He does, and will show Him greater works so that you may be astonished. The love of God manifested in a continued attempt to win the hearts of these stubborn men is amazing. God’s love is so great He was willing to increase the manifest power to demonstrate even greater miracles to penetrate the blindness of their hearts. The Greek word used here (thaumazo) may be translated as “amaze”, “astonish”, “surprise” or “admiration”. God so loves us He has given everything He can to win us to Himself. It was, and is, the desire of the Father to give glory to His Son, Christ Jesus (John 8:54, 11:4, 12:28). Because of the love relationship existing between the Father and the Lord Jesus, Father revealed everything to His Son. The greater works Jesus seems to be referring to here is the raising of the dead (John 5:21,25). When we consider this statement by Jesus, our attention is also drawn to the fact that He has ordained us to do greater works than He did (John 14:12). He has called us and ordained us to walk in these greater works so the Father may be glorified in the Son and the Son, Christ Jesus, may be honored by all men (John 14:13, 16:14). Jesus has both shown us and commanded us to do these things that He himself has done (John 17:18; Mark 16:17-18). If we are willing and obedient, we will discover a relationship with the Lord Jesus that results in our every deed and word bringing glory and honor to His Name. We must be the continuous spectator of all the Lord Jesus is doing, even as He was the Spectator of all the Father was doing – for without Him, we can do nothing (John 15:5). Blessings, Pastor Mark Spitsbergen