A Purposeful Way of Life Devotional Day 7

A Purposeful Way of Life Devotional Day 7
So when he heard that Lazarus was sick, he stayed where he was two more days,
John 11:6

A purposeful delay!!
Why is it that things are not moving the way I plan? Could it be that, God is stalling for a reason?

Jesus loved Lazarus, Martha, and Mary, but He did not immediately come. This is a truth that is hard for us to deal with. With this message, Jesus stays where he is for two more days. It looks like the Lord ignored their request. The explanation in verses 4-5 gives us a second critical truth:

They were allowed to suffer, though they were loved by the Lord, so God’s glory could be displayed.

No one at this moment could see how God could possibly be glorified by this. No one could comprehend how this would be the love of God. The family could not understand how this was for God’s glory. The disciples could not comprehend how this was for God’s glory. Think about Lazarus’ point of view: it would look like to him that Jesus did not care to come. Who could understand this decision by Jesus? Where are you, Lord? Why don’t you do something? I thought you loved us! Jesus loved them and let Lazarus die so the glory of God would be revealed. The glory of God is the ultimate goal.

1. What is a situation that you can recall when God made you wait? How did his glory get revealed in that situation?

1 Comment

Danny - July 12th, 2023 at 9:16pm

Its a very challenging word but I know you're right.