Saturday, January 16, 2010

The last day

Jan 15, 2010

The life of Jesus. Read Today: Last day of Feast; John 7:37

John 7:37 GNB
(37) On the last and most important day of the festival Jesus stood up and said in a loud voice, "Whoever is thirsty should come to me, and

What is so important that this one verse gets its own note in the daily life of Jesus. It was the last day of the festival. And that meant a couple of things.
1) The days before they prayed for the nations, today the only prayed for the Jewish people.
2) This day before they finished the reading of the law.
3) Jesus tells them if they are thirsty to come and drink, after a ceremony involving a lot of water.

Jesus knew what He was doing. He said anyone, that meant the Gentiles that had been prayed for before as well as the Jews. He was the completion of the law so as they finished it, He showed He completed it. Lastly, they understood the symbolism of the water after having just been through the ceremony. If they drank of Him, they would not be thirsty for spiritual things anymore.

All that from one small part of a verse. WOW.

Read for next time: Rivers of living water; John 7:37-39
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