Daily Radio Bible Podcast
Jesus, his parting words in chapter 14 are Come, let's be going. These are such practical words, nothing obtuse, no great mystery. It's simply him saying, Come follow me now. I love that he ends on such a common straightforward command, to come and follow him. Because the beginning of this chapter is anything but simple. Earlier in the chapter, he's telling his disciples exactly who he is, he begins to reveal to them perhaps the deepest mysteries of the Trinity, that he's in the Father, the Father is in him, and that the Holy Spirit will come when he is no longer here, and he'll be our advocate. We will live in the Holy Spirit and the Holy Spirit will live in us. Amazing mysteries are being explained here. And it's no wonder that Thomas and Philip are scratching their head. They're wondering, Lord, we don't know where you're going. If you just slow down and show us the Father, maybe explain things a little better to us. We wouldn't be worried, we wouldn't be anxious. But Jesus simply says to them, come. Let's be going. It's as if he's saying, I'll explain this to you later. And you'll understand. Later, you'll remember these words that I've spoken to you, but right now, you need to come and go with me. And isn't that just like our life of faith? There's so much we don't understand so much we want further explanation on and yet, the command that comes to us by the Spirit that resides in us is Come let's follow. What is our obedience and loyalty and love to this king of ours boiled down to? basically, loving him boils down to following him when we hear him say, Come. In following him, we're able to experience His peace of mind and heart. In following him we find strength, joy, confidence. In following Him, we experienced the gifts that He has for us in this life. We experience the way, the truth of his being, the life that we have in him. All of this comes when we respond to his call to come, follow me. Heed his words, to follow. respond to His presence in your life. Rest in him and know, his peace, his confidence and his joy for you, and over you. Hear what he says. And let's go follow him. That's the prayer that I have for my own soul. That's the prayer that I have for my family for my wife, my daughter's my son. And that's a pair that I have for you. Maybe so
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