Fifth Week of Lent: Tuesday 28th March, 2023

Daily Word Of God

John 8:23-30

Jesus said to the Pharisees: ‘You are from below; I am from above. You are of this world; I am not of this world. I have told you already: You will die in your sins. Yes, if you do not believe that I am He, you will die in your sins.’

So they said to him, ‘Who are you?’ Jesus answered: ‘What I have told you from the outset. About you I have much to say and much to judge; but the one who sent me is true, and what I declare to the world I have learnt from him.’ They did not recognise that he was talking to them about the Father.

So Jesus said: ‘When you have lifted up the Son of man, then you will know that I am He and that I do nothing of my own accord. What I say is what the Father has taught me; he who sent me is with me, and has not left me to myself, for I always do what pleases him.’ As he was saying this, many came to believe in him.

Today's Pointers on God's Word

As you read the passage what words, phases or meanings caught your attention?

  • Caiaphas had unknowingly prophesied that Jesus must die for the nation and the Pharisees took that as a cue to kill and eliminate Jesus.


  • However, Jesus did not allow fear or opposition to hold him back from doing His Father’s Will. He set towards Jerusalem with single mindedness, knowing full well that death awaited him there.


  • As His followers, do you allow fear and opposition to hold you back from doing God’s Will? You may not be asked to die for God but will you be willing to offer your time, resources to God in obedience to His Will?