Who’s He Talking About?

John 13:23,24 “The disciple Jesus loved was sitting next to Jesus at the table. Simon Peter motioned to him to ask, ‘Who’s He talking about?'”

The phrase “The disciple Jesus loved” only appeared in the Book of John (4 times actually). And the disciple referred to here is the one named John. John, the disciple (and the one who wrote the book) referred to himself as the one Jesus loved; not because he was boasting or trying to put himself above the others, he was just so caught up in how much Jesus loved him, having had remarkable experiences with Him especially after the resurrection (he also wrote The Book of Revelation) that that was how he wanted to think of himself. Experiencing God’s love in such a deep and profound way that his life was totally transformed! It was the prayer of the apostle Paul that said in Ephesians that to experience the width, and length, and depth, and height of God’s love so that you will experience the fullness of life in Christ Jesus! How real to you is God’s love for you? It affects the way you pray, the way you view others and the challenges you face… it affects EVERY area of your life! Knowing how much God loves you (not how much you love God) is key to living a victorious life! That’s why it says in 1 John 4 “THIS IS LOVE: not that we loved God but that He loved us and sent His Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.” (Caps mine)
“Abba, You’ve already done so much to prove to me how much You love me. I want to focus my mind on those things because there are countless ways You continue to show me everyday. Establish me in Your love so that nothing can make me doubt that, by Your grace at work in my life through the power of Your Holy Spirit, in Jesus’ Name, amen.”


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