August 15, 2019: SOAP #3542:  Jeremiah 18-20; Psalm 93; John 17 Scripture:  John (NIV) 17:4 [Jesus prayer to His Father] I have brought you glory on earth by completing the work you gave me to do. 5 And now, Father, glorify me in your presence with the glory I had with you before the world […]

August 15, 2019: SOAP #3542: Jeremiah 18-20; Psalm 93; John 17

Scripture:  John (NIV) 17:4 [Jesus prayer to His Father] Ihave brought you glory on earth by completing the work you gave me to do. 5 Andnow, Father, glorify me in your presence with the glory I had with you beforethe world began.
10 All I have is yours, and all you have is mine. And glory has come to methrough them.

Observation:  Jesus brought the Father glory here onearth.  He was expecting the Father toglorify Him in heaven.  Jesus considered everythingHe had to belong to the Father.  Inresponse, Jesus could consider everything the Father has is His. 

Jesus was revealing His heart and priorities in His prayer.  He had glorified the Father before Heexpected the Father to glorify Him.  Heconsidered all he possessed as belonging to the Father; before expecting thateverything the Father possessed as His.   

Application:   If I amgoing to be like Jesus, I need to align my priorities with His.  The Father was His priority; the Fathershould be my priority.  To Jesus, theFather was everything.  That is whatJesus desires of me, to make the Father everything.  As Jesus reveals His Father to me, it becomesmore and more obvious why Jesus was willing to go to such great personalsacrifice to reveal the Father's love. The Father is amazing!  The Fatheris perfect love and perfectly holy.  Jesusthought so much of the Father's love for sinful man that Jesus was willing tocarry the responsibility to fulfill it all the way to Calvary!   

Prayer:  Heavenly Father, you are amazing!  And you have an amazing Son!  How he loves you.  You are His Hero!  Because of Him, love and honor for you areincreasing in my life.  Amen

Pastor Leon
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