John 2:5 - Do Whatever Jesus Tells You!

John 2:5 - Do Whatever Jesus Tells You!

John 2:5 (NKJV) His mother said to the servants, "Whatever He 
says to you, do it."  

John 2:5 (TNIV) His mother said to the servants, "Do whatever he 
tells you." 

CONTEXT: Jesus Changes Water To Wine: John 2:1-11.


Out of the many miracles Jesus performed, John selected seven to 
reveal His glory and prove His deity: turning water into wine (2:1-11); 
healing the nobleman's son (4:46-54); healing the man sick for 
thirty-eight years (chap. 5); feeding the five thousand (6:1-14); walking on 
the stormy sea (6:15-21); restoring sight to a man born blind (chap. 
9); and raising Lazarus from the dead (chap. 11). The catch of fish 
(chap. 21), was performed after His resurrection. [Chapter by Chapter 
Bible Commentary by Warren Wiersbe re John 2] 


A Jewish wedding is a joyful event, and Jesus was very much at 
home there. He was "a man of sorrows" (Isa. 53:3), but He also 
experienced great joy (Luke 10:21), and He can share the joys and sorrows 
(chap. 11) of our lives. The joy the world offers will eventually fail, 
but the joy He supplies goes on forever. Be sure to invite Him, and 
be sure to obey what He says. [Chapter by Chapter Bible Commentary 
by Warren Wiersbe re John 2] 

Jesus' mother did not understand everything her Son said or did, 
but she understood enough to know that it was always wise to do what 
He said.  It still is. [Life Principles SB By Charles Stanley re 
John 2:5] 

  Jesus' miracles demonstrated his identity and authority. They 
gave credibility to his message. When the Pharisees wondered if he 
would heal the paralyzed man, Jesus presented this challenge, "Is it 
easier to say 'your sins are forgiven,' or 'Stand up and walk'? So I 
will prove to you that the Son of Man has the authority on earth to 
forgive sins," and he proved it by healing the man (Luke 5:17-26). When 
John the Baptist sent messengers to Jesus to find out whether he was 
the Messiah, Jesus pointed to his miracles as the affirmative answer 
(Matthew 11:1-6).  
  Jesus also did miracles, such as healing, out of compassion--to 
help alleviate the suffering that sin and Satan have brought on the 
  Miracles still happen today--yet, as in Jesus' day, not every 
bad situation is miraculously made better, not every sick person is 
healed, and not every storm is calmed. But the point is that you know 
the One who has the power to do great things, and you know he will 
keep his promise to one day create a world where sin and suffering 
will not exist. [The One Year Bible for New Believers re Luke 4 and 


Doing What Jesus Says Requires Faith:

  "I have to lead my life in faith, without seeing Him." 2 
Corinthians 5:7 (Moffatt) 
  For a time we are conscious of God's attentions, then, when 
God begins to use us in His enterprises, we take on a pathetic look 
and talk of the trials and the difficulties, and all the time God is 
trying to make us do our duty as obscure people. None of us would be 
obscure spiritually if we could help it. Can we do our duty when God has 
shut up heaven? Some of us always want to be illuminated saints with 
golden haloes and the flush of inspiration, and to have the saints of 
God dealing with us all the time. A gilt-edged saint is no good, he 
is abnormal, unfit for daily life, and altogether unlike God. We 
are here as men and women, not as half-fledged angels, to do the 
work of the world, and to do it with an infinitely greater power to 
stand the turmoil because we have been born from above.  
  If we try to re-introduce the rare moments of inspiration, it 
is a sign that it is not God we want. We are making a fetish of the 
moments when God did come and speak, and insisting that He must do it 
again; whereas what God wants us to do is to "walk by faith." How many 
of us have laid ourselves by, as it were, and said - "I cannot do 
any more until God appears to me." He never will, and without any 
inspiration, without any sudden touch of God, we will have to get up. Then 
comes the surprise - "Why, He was there all the time, and I never knew 
it!" Never live for the rare moments, they are surprises. God will 
give us touches of inspiration when He sees we are not in danger of 
being led away by them. We must never make our moments of inspiration 
our standard; our standard is our duty. [My Utmost for His Highest 
by Oswald Chambers] 

Doing What Jesus Says May Require Patience:

  "Though it tarry, wait for it." Habakkuk 2:3
  Patience is not indifference; patience conveys the idea of an 
immensely strong rock withstanding all onslaughts. The vision of God is 
the source of patience, because it imparts a moral inspiration. 
Moses endured, not because he had an ideal of right and duty, but 
because he had a vision of God. He "endured, as seeing Him Who is 
invisible." A man with the vision of God is not devoted to a cause or to any 
particular issue; he is devoted to God Himself. You always know when the 
vision is of God because of the inspiration that comes with it; things 
come with largeness and tonic to the life because everything is 
energized by God. If God gives you a time spiritually, as He gave His Son 
actually, of temptation in the wilderness, with no word from Himself at 
all, endure, and the power to endure is there because you see God.  
  "Though it tarry, wait for it." The proof that we have the 
vision is that we are reaching out for more than we have grasped. It is 
a bad thing to be satisfied spiritually. "What shall I render unto 
the Lord?" said the Psalmist. "I will take the cup of salvation." We 
are apt to look for satisfaction in ourselves - "Now I have got the 
thing; now I am entirely sanctified; now I can endure." Instantly we 
are on the road to ruin. Our reach must exceed our grasp. "Not as 
though I had already attained, either were already perfect." If we have 
only what we have experienced, we have nothing; if we have the 
inspiration of the vision of God, we have more than we can experience. 
Beware of the danger of relaxation spiritually. [My Utmost for His 
Highest by Oswald Chambers] 


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