Week of October 29 - Day 4

Day 4 Read: John 14:13-14

 13 Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14 If you ask me anything in my name, I will do it.

Reflect: What condition does Jesus place on His offer to ask Him for anything?

Consider: The Name of the Son reveals the Father, and by assuming this most excellent Name, and having its fullness of meaning avouched by the Resurrection and Ascension, the Father was truly manifested.[1] This is a strong definitive case where Jesus is claiming to be God in the flesh.

Respond: Compare these verses to 15:7, 16. What do you learn about the connection between obedience and prayer? What is the desired outcome of your obedience?

 

[1]  H. D. M. Spence-Jones, ed., St. John, vol. 2, The Pulpit Commentary (London; New York: Funk & Wagnalls Company, 1909), 225.