The Gospel of John – No, Really. God’s Got This

Read John 11:45-54

Caiaphas, who was high priest at that time, said, “You don’t know what you’re talking about! You don’t realize that it’s better for you that one man should die for the people than for the whole nation to be destroyed.” – John 11:49-50 (NLT)

While we may say “God is in control,” often we feel that we must do something so God doesn’t fail. The chief priests in today’s reading felt that way. In spite of their history of deliverance by God, which they could read in their scriptures (our Old Testament), they thought they had to help God out by getting rid of this arrogant, blaspheming threat to God’s glory (because he couldn’t actually be who he said he was, could he?). But in spite of their opposition, God’s will was done anyway. Jesus completed his mission, to live and die and rise again that we might be forever forgiven and saved from all of our sins.

Are there areas of your life where you are telling God “Looks like you’re having trouble. Let me take over for a while.”? Recommit to trusting God more, especially when it’s difficult.

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