In His Word
"Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path." – Psalm 119:105

Archive for May 2016

“keep them in Your name”

May 31, 2016

Jesus said concerning His disciples to the Father, “I am no longer in the world; and yet they themselves are in the world, and I come to You. Holy Father, keep them in Your name, the name which You have given Me, that they may be one even as We are.” (John 17:11). “Name” refers […]

“This is eternal life”

May 30, 2016

Jesus said, “This is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.” (John 17:3). If you don’t know God the Father and God the Son, then you can’t know eternal life.  This means more than just knowing who they are and acknowledge their existence.  Jesus […]

“I have overcome the world”

May 27, 2016

Jesus said, “I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33). The world can be a difficult place, especially for someone following Christ.  John, who recorded this statement of Jesus, knew firsthand.  He […]

“yet I am not alone”

May 26, 2016

Jesus said to the apostles, “Behold, an hour is coming, and has already come, for you to be scattered, each to his own home, and to leave Me alone; and yet I am not alone, because the Father is with Me.” (John 16:32). When Jesus wanted his closest companions among the disciples to “keep watch […]

“the Father Himself loves you”

May 25, 2016

Jesus said, “For the Father Himself loves you, because you have loved Me and have believed that I came forth from the Father.” (John 16:27). Do you want to get on a father’s good side?  Then love his child.  This principle applies to both earthly fathers and our heavenly Father. Jesus is the Father’s pride […]

“no one will take your joy”

May 24, 2016

Jesus said to the apostles, “Therefore you too have grief now; but I will see you again, and your heart will rejoice, and no one will take your joy from you.” (John 16:22). Their current grief over what Jesus told them was about to happen would be turned to joy when they saw Him raised […]

“grief will be turned into joy”

May 23, 2016

Jesus said to the apostles, “Truly, truly, I say to you, that you will weep and lament, but the world will rejoice; you will grieve, but your grief will be turned into joy.” (John 16:20). Jesus knew something about grief.  He endured intense grief with His death on the cross.  Yet He “endured the cross…for […]

“a little while”

May 20, 2016

Jesus said to the apostles, “A little while, and you will no longer see Me; and again a little while, and you will see Me.” (John 16:16). The apostles did not understand what Jesus meant on this occasion (:17-18), as was often the case.  While He referred to His death (“A little while, and you […]

“He will glorify Me”

May 19, 2016

Jesus said of the Holy Spirit to the apostles, “He will glorify Me, for He will take of Mine and will disclose it to you.” (John 16:14). While guiding the apostles into all truth (:13), the Holy Spirit glorified Jesus.  We can likewise glorify Him by taking the truth of His word disclosed to the […]

“He will guide you”

May 18, 2016

Jesus said to the apostles, “But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth; for He will not speak on His own initiative, but whatever He hears, He will speak; and He will disclose to you what is to come.” (John 16:13). Sometimes when my dad would fish […]