Devotional: The Death and Resurrection of Lazarus

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Jesus commanded, “Lazarus, come out!”

Here’s what I’ve learned from my last night devotion in John 11:1-44

God is always in full control. If He wants to do something, He will do it in His own way, in His perfect time, and ultimately for His glory. 

In some certain situations in our lives, we tend to be like Mary&Martha telling God, “Lord if only you have been here (or if only you did this or that) this wouldn’t have happened (referring to Lazarus’ death)”…as if telling Him that He’s delayed or His plans failed.  But we should bear in mind that the end result of everything is God’s glory. In verse 4 Jesus said,”The final result of this sickness will not be the death of Lazarus; THIS HAS HAPPENED IN ORDER TO BRING GLORY TO GOD, and it will be the means by which the Son of God will receive glory.”  And the whole event did bring glory to God when Jesus raised Lazarus from death, proving Himself to be the Son of God, the resurrection and the life.

Let us pray that God will give us a heart that focuses on His glory; a heart that sees a heavenly perspective on the situations happening in our lives; and a heart that always seeks to exalt the ultimate Source of life.

 

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