Day 66 - John 11:45-57
Points to Ponder:
1.What about this miracle would have caused a hardening of heart? Why did some of the Jews get harder in their hearts?
2.How did God use even these hardened Jews for his purposes?
3.What divine wisdom was on the lips of Caiaphas?
He did not say this on his own, but being high priest that year he prophesied that Jesus was going to die for the nation, and not for the nation only, but also to unite the scattered children of God. So, from that day on they plotted to kill him. – John 11:51-53.
Dear Lord, you use the most unlikely people to do your work and to spread your Word. In fact, sometimes you even do it without their complicity. Caiaphas had no intention of preaching the gospel. He had no intention of proclaiming to people the works of Christ, why he was here and what was going to happen because of him. Yesterday, here God used him to proclaim to a stubborn people the work of Jesus to die for the nation. O God, this is your MO. You do this again and again. You use the most unlikely people to do your work and spread your word. Even me! It astounds me that you let me be an instrument of your Word and of your peace. You put your words on my lips and use me to comfort, encourage, direct, correct, rebuke and even forgive. God how amazing you are that you would use unlikely and sinful people to do your work. Thank you for letting me be a part in your work. Amen.