John 14-22-24 – “Iudas saith vnto him, not Iscariot, Lord, how is it that thou wilt manifest thy selfe vnto vs, and not vnto the world? Iesus answered, and saide vnto him. If a man loue mee, he will keepe my words: and my Father will loue him, and wee will come vnto him, and make our abode with him. He that loueth mee not, keepeth not my sayings, and the word which you heare, is not mine, but the Father which sent mee.”
The disciples wanted to know from Jesus why he made himself known unto them but not to the world. Everybody wants the world to be “FAIR” and they want a God that is “FAIR”, however the truth is God, the creator of the heavens and the earth, the Father that Jesus refers to, is NOT FAIR our God is JUST and available to those who believe in him. The answer Jesus gives is simple but it is not easy, “If a man love mee, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.” Hearing God’s word and BELIEVING it is the requirement needed for establishing FAITH in our life, when this happens the promise is that we will then live (abide) with the Father. It is not difficult to hear, we make it difficult to believe when we want to argue about the validity of God’s word. But Jesus warns to not love him, to not keep his sayings will not connect us with God and he tells his disciples these words that he speaks are not from him they are from the Father who sent him.
It is not about us, it is not about this world we live in, it is not about what is fair, it is about our relationship with the Creator God through His Son, Jesus Christ, when we get that simple message then we have peace and rest in our Father. We must establish our hopes on what is to come and not on what we want the world to provide us, expecting anything else out of this life will only leave us lonely and without direction. The wisdom of God comes only to those who seek him with all of their heart.
Amen, Come, Lord Jesus.