Across the Preacher’s Desk: Whatsoever He Saith...

June 23, 2022 - Most if not all of us are familiar with the first miracle Jesus performed. It was at a wedding in Cana and Jesus and his disciples were there. Jesus’ mother, Mary was there too. They ran out of wine and Jesus changed six pots of water into wine. It was not just any wine, it was better wine than what had already been served.

Hidden in that story is a statement made by Mary that is often overlooked. She was speaking to the servants and John writes that she told them, “Whatsoever He saith unto you, do it”. (John 4:5) You know, that is good advice for us to take to heart in our own day and time.

You see, the commandments of Jesus, the things Jesus tells us to do, the way Jesus instructs us to live are more than just suggestions, they are imperatives. Too often in our world today we fail to take Jesus seriously and obey what He tells us to do.

Jesus had a lot to say about obedience. In the sermon on the mount in Matthew 7:21 He says, “Not everyone that saith unto me Lord, Lord, shall enter the kingdom of heaven.” Then again, in John 14:15, speaking to His disciples, Jesus says, “If ye love me, keep my commandments.”

You know, “Whatsoever He saith unto you, do it” seems like sound advice.

It’s something to think about... tbp

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