Now there was leaning on Jesus’ bosom one of His disciples, whom Jesus loved. Simon Peter therefore motioned to him to ask who it was of whom He spoke. Then leaning back on Jesus’ breast he said to Him, Lord, who is it? John 13:23-25 NKJV
John was kicking back, relaxed, unconcerned, not at the feet of the master but leaning on Jesus. John was so comfortable with Jesus he reclined on the Lord. John was as close to Jesus as he could get.
When Jesus told the disciples one of them would betray Him they were confused. They looked at one another in confusion. Peter motioned to John to ask Jesus who He is talking about. John leaned back on Jesus and asked the Lord.
John is described as the disciple Jesus loved. John knew Jesus wanted to be loved by him.
We should grow so close to Jesus people will come to us when they need answers. We should be so confident in our relationship with Jesus we can ask Him anything.
It took great boldness for John to draw that close to Jesus. The boldness to draw so near to Jesus came from spending time with the Lord. The confidence to call out to Jesus for answers came from knowing the Lord loved Him!
Our Heavenly Father wants to use us to counsel and instruct people with the Word of God. Jesus wants us to warn people of the consequences of living outside of His will and protection.
Jesus wants us to rebuke people who claim to worship, love and obey Him but betray Him by their actions.
Judas had his feet washed by Jesus. He celebrated the Passover with the Messiah. Judas ate at the Lords table. Judas did not lean on Jesus. He held on to the money box. Judas chose to set his heart on Earthly treasure. He betrayed the Lord for thirty pieces of silver.
John chose to draw as near to the Lord as he could get. He chose to lead people to Jesus by counseling them with the Word of God. He chose to rebuke people who taught and believed a false gospel. John warned unbelievers of eternal separation from the Lord.
John is in the presence of the Lord today. Where will you spend eternity?
Will you draw near the Lord today? Will you serve Jesus by serving His people?
Will you spend eternity basking in the Sonlight of the Lord’s love?
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