LOVING JESUS

 

John 2:23-25 states, "Now when He was in Jerusalem at the Passover, during the feast, many believed in His name when they saw the signs which He did.  But Jesus did not commit Himself to them, because He knew all men, and had no need that anyone should testify of man, for He knew what was in man."

 

These verses caused me to evaluate my own motivations concerning my love for the Lord and my love for others.  These people believed in Jesus because of the miracles that He was performing.  They didn't love Him for who He was.  They were only amazed at what He could do.  So... it states "Jesus did not commit Himself to them."  

 

How about us?  Are we serving, loving, or believing in Jesus to see what He might do for us?  Or are we truly thankful for what He has already done... loving Him because He first loved us.  Yes, there is great reward for a believer.  Yes, He loves to bless us.  Yes, He does amazing things.  But if that is the focus of why we serve, love, or believe, then Jesus may not "commit Himself" to us.  It is beneficial for all of us every now and then to evaluate and re-evaluate our motivations.  Let us be a people that love the Lord with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength whether we see Him at work at present or not.  Then, soon enough we WILL see Him and hear Him say, "Well done my good and faithful servant..."