Seize the Moment – Day 490

The Disciples: Phillip & Nathanael (Bartholomew) (Pt 2)

John 14:21 (NLT)                    


“Those who accept my commandments and obey them are the ones who love me.  And because they love me, my Father will love them. And I will love them and reveal myself to each of them.”


According to the Gospel of John, Phillip was the one that Jesus asked the question of how they were going to feed the 5000. His response demonstrated his practical thinking, but Jesus was going to show him that God could do so much more to take care of the need. His faith continued to grow as he followed Jesus.


Also, according to the Gospel of John, Nathanael’s call by Jesus declared that there was no deceit in him, even telling him where he was sitting when Phillip came to talk with him. Jesus demonstrated that He knew his heart, even before they had met, because God had revealed it to Him.


Both of these men went on to proclaim the gospel message. Both of them were arrested for doing that. Both were martyred because they would not denounce the message of Christ.


They did this because they followed the commandments of Jesus and loved God with all their heart, soul, mind and strength, and others as much as they loved themselves. Are you ready to show who’s child you are by loving them no matter what?


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