Day 72 - John 12:37-43
Points to Ponder:
1.Why didn’t many of those who heard him teach and saw him do miracles believe in him?
2.What miracle happened in the heart of some of them?
3.Why didn’t they speak up?
4.What prayer do you prayer as you consider those who did not speak up and why they didn’t speak up?
For they loved human praise more than praise from God. John 12:43
Lord God, your praise is what I desire most of all. I want to please you most of all. I want to hear your ringing endorsement and words of praise from your lips at the end of my life. And yet, I find myself perking up when people praise me. I find myself discouraged and upset when people criticize me. I find that praise from people really affects me in my heart and even in my life. I find that I’m often in pursuit of people patting me on the back and applauding my efforts. O Lord Jesus, your praise is far better than any word of commendation from people here. Forgive me for often loving human praise more than divine praise. Forgive me and help me to find joy and contentment in knowing that I am pleasing in your sight. I already have a divine standing ovation from heaven’s high throne. You are pleased with me I am your child. With me you are well pleased. Help me to live my life with your voice of approval ringing in my ears. Amen.