He said this to test him for he himself knew what he would do.
John 6:6 (ESV)
Do you always have a plan? Do you know what you are going to do every minute of every day? Does nothing ever surprise you or take you off guard? If this is you, I’d like to have a chat because things rarely go exactly as I plan them – if I plan at all.
I often compare Jesus to human standards. I treat him like I would everyone else. We all have fly-by-the-seat-of-our-pants moments, days… weeks… And we assume Jesus does, too. We act as though God is just making it up as He goes along. He’s not.
I say this because I know what I am planning for you,” says the Lord. “I have good plans for you, not plans to hurt you. I will give you hope and a good future.”
Jeremiah 29:11 (NCV)
O Lord, you are my God. I will exalt you, I will praise your name. for you have done wonderful things; plans formed of old, faithful and sure.
Isaiah 25:1 (ESV)
God is not waiting to see what happens before He makes plans. He’s already made plans. He knows what He’s going to do. He has good things planned for us. He wants us to have a hope and a good future. We just need to trust in those plans.
Daily Bible reading: 2 Kings 15-17; John 6:1-21