Monday, September 21, 2015

John 2:1-11

Dr. Ronnie Wolfe

This is, of course, Jesus' first miracle. He changed water into wine in this story, but he also has some important things to say.

First, he said in verse 4, "Woman, what have I to do with thee? mine hour is not yet come."  Here Jesus is letting his mother know that, now that he has been baptized and is in his proper place as a minister of the word of God, he is no longer under the tutelage of his mother. There is no disrespect to his mother in this. She knew the fact; she simply did not know the timing.

Second, Jesus said in verse 7,"Fill the waterpots with water." This was nothing more than water, plain, simple water, and they knew it. The men obeyed and "filled them to the brim." The word for fill in this verse is the Greek word GEMIZO, and it is used only here in the New Testament translated fill. It means "to fill full." So, the men took him at his word and filled the water pots to the brim, or they filled them fill. This, no doubt, so that everyone could see that there was nothing in the pots but clear water.

Third, Jesus said, "Draw out now, and bear unto the governor of the feast." This they did, and the wine was the finest that could be made. The governor of the feast was amazed that this had not been served earlier. Jesus gives his best only at the proper times, when that which he gives does the most good, teaches the best lesson, and brings the most glory to himself.

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