Daily Word Of God
Jesus said to the Jews: ‘In all truth I tell you, whoever keeps my word will never see death. The Jews said, ‘Now we know that you are possessed. Abraham is dead, and the prophets are dead, and yet you say, “Whoever keeps my word will never know the taste of death.” Are you greater than our father Abraham, who is dead? The prophets are dead too. Who are you claiming to be?’
Jesus answered: ‘If I were to seek my own glory my glory would be worth nothing; in fact, my glory is conferred by the Father, by the one of whom you say, “He is our God,” although you do not know him. But I know him, and if I were to say, ‘I do not know him,’ I should be a liar, as you yourselves are. But I do know him, and I keep his word.’
Today's Pointers on God's Word
As you read the passage what words, phases or meanings caught your attention?
- In today’s Gospel Jesus challenges the Jews to accept His Word as the revelation of God. He riled them up when He claimed intimate knowledge of God and also unique obedience to God.
- In Jesus we see the eternal God as man. He is the immortal timeless One who always was and always will be. His death and rising make it possible for us to share in His eternal life.
- Do you long to know God personally and appreciate the power and depth of His love for us? Ask Jesus for the gift of faith and understanding to grow in our knowledge and love of Him.