Question Jesus Asked[12]: “What are you seeking?”


Read: And Jesus turned and saw them following, and *said to them, “What are you seeking?” They said to Him, “Rabbi (which translated means Teacher), where are You staying?” John1:38

Examine: Once John saw Jesus coming to him, and said, “There is the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world! This is the one I was talking about when I said, ‘A man is coming after me, but he is greater than I am, because he existed before I was born.’

And John gave this testimony: “I saw the Spirit come down like a dove from heaven and stay on him. I have seen it,” said John, “and I tell you that he is the Son of God.”

The next day John was standing there again with two of his disciples, when he saw Jesus walking by. “There is the Lamb of God!” he said. The two disciples heard him say this and went with Jesus. Jesus turned, saw them following him, and asked, “What are you looking for?”

They answered, “Where do you live, Rabbi?” (This word means “Teacher.”)“Come and see,” he answered. (It was then about four o’clock in the afternoon.) So they went with him and saw where he lived, and spent the rest of that day with him.

One of them was Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother. At once he found his brother Simon and told him, “We have found the Messiah.” (This word means “Christ.”) Then he took Simon to Jesus. Jesus looked at him and said, “Your name is Simon son of John, but you will be called Cephas.” (This is the same as Peter and means “a rock.”)

Application: John’s statement to glorify Jesus led his disciples to follow Jesus, who later became Jesus’s disciple. All that because John was selfless and wanted Jesus alone to be glorified. The thought that John even let his own disciples to follow Jesus shows John was so humble.

Disciples followed Jesus, the question Jesus asked the disciples are so relevant for us, “What are you looking for?”, what will we answer, Jesus I am following so I can be with you and I can be you bond servant. Let us not be selfish by following Jesus for what Jesus might provide for me. Response of disciples, where do you live, that night staying with Jesus changed the entire story.

Decision: Lord my savior help me to be like John so humble and wanted Jesus alone to be glorified. Help me to be like disciples who followed you so they can stay and be with Jesus.

Oh Lord let me stay with you always and then bring other to Jesus, as Andrew brought Peter to Jesus.

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