We will be spending each day in the month of July reading a portion of the book of John. Read the scripture text for the day and then share a comment about it in the comments section. We look forward to interacting with one another as we allow the Word of God to speak to us.
20 Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word; 21 That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me. 22 And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one: 23 mI in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me. 24 Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world. 25 O righteous Father, the world hath not known thee: but I have known thee, and these have known that thou hast sent me. 26 And I have declared unto them thy name, and will declare it: that the love wherewith thou hast loved me may be in them, and I in them.
18 When Jesus had spoken these words, he went forth with his disciples over the brook Cedron, where was a garden, into the which he entered, and his disciples. 2 And Judas also, which betrayed him, knew the place: for Jesus ofttimes resorted thither with his disciples. 3 Judas then, having received a band of men and officers from the chief priests and Pharisees, cometh thither with lanterns and torches and weapons. 4 Jesus therefore, knowing all things that should come upon him, went forth, and said unto them, Whom seek ye? 5 They answered him, Jesus of Nazareth. Jesus saith unto them, I am he. And Judas also, which betrayed him, stood with them. 6 As soon then as he had said unto them, I am he, they went backward, and fell to the ground. 7 Then asked he them again, Whom seek ye? And they said, Jesus of Nazareth. 8 Jesus answered, I have told you that I am he: if therefore ye seek me, let these go their way: 9 That the saying might be fulfilled, which he spake, Of them which thou gavest me have I lost none. 10 Then Simon Peter having a sword drew it, and smote the high priest’s servant, and cut off his right ear. The servant’s name was Malchus. 11 Then said Jesus unto Peter, Put up thy sword into the sheath: the cup which my Father hath given me, shall I not drink it?
John18:10 Then Simon Peter, having a sword, drew it and struck the high priest’s servantfn and cut off his right ear. (The servant’s name was Malchus.)
How many times do we lash out, not with a sword physically , but with our words, because we don’t understand what is happening, is through the spirit. So we respond in our flesh, wounding those that the Lord has to go and heal when we are done.
Jesus knew the reason the date car. He knew the purpose behind their activity. Yet he chose to walk towards them not run from them. The price that he would pay so that the glory could be revealed. He chose to be broken so the glory could be revealed to all men. We must learn from his example and choose to be broken so that his glory can shine through us.
The last verses in chapter 17 when Jesus is praying points to the oneness of God and us being one with Him. Jesus when praying was stating that he was one with the father and that they are one not separate.
In verse 18:10 it mentions that Peter cuts off the ear of the high priests servant. Peter reacted. It’s not mentioned in John but in other gospels Jesus tells them all to pray and they fall asleep. They weren’t getting aligned with God and couldn’t understand what was happening and Peter acts out in flesh. Jesus then fixes the problem with the ear and asks Peter shall I not do what I was come here to do? Peter was still looking at it from a natural viewpoint. It’s important to be in alignment with God so we will know when to and not too fight and not to react, especially in anger. Peter was taking into his hands and not letting Gods will be done.