Bible Reading: John 19:25-37
Key Verse: Verse 26 – “When Jesus therefore saw his mother, and the disciple standing by, whom he loved, he saith unto his mother, Woman, behold thy son!”
Key Words: the disciple standing by, whom he loved
There is no question of Jesus’ love for the apostle John. No doubt He loved John because John loved Him, but He also loved John because of his faithfulness.
John was not just the only man who stood by Jesus at His death, he was the only apostle who stood by Jesus at all. All others fled. No doubt Jesus loved John for various reasons, but one of those had to be his faithfulness.
Faithfulness not only impacts God, it has an impact for God.
Norman Geisler, as a child, went to a DVBS because he was invited by some neighbor children. He went back to the same church for Sunday School classes for 400 Sundays. Each week he was faithfully picked up by a bus driver. Week after week he attended church, but never made a commitment to Christ. Finally, during his senior year in high school, after being picked up for church over 400 times, he did commit his life to Christ. What if that bus driver had given up on Geisler at 395? What if the bus driver had said, “This kid is going nowhere spiritually, why waste any more time on him?”
God loves faithfulness because of the results it produces. Praise God for faithful Christians who are still standing with and for Jesus to the end.
✞ Be faithful.
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