I’ve been reading through the book of Amos for my devo time in the Word with Jesus. Something I read in chapter 6 led me to cross-reference a passage in John. As I was looking for the passage to cross-reference, my eyes caught 5:19-20.
"19 Then Jesus answered and said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of Himself, but what He sees the Father do; for whatever He does, the Son also does in like manner. 20 For the Father loves the Son, and shows Him all things that He Himself does; and He will show Him greater works than these, that you may marvel." (NJKV)
Jesus is the invisible God revealed visibly. But what captivated me was the statement He declared in verse 20. Jesus says all the works He did, He does, and He will do is revealing God to us so that we “may marvel”—i.e. in context (thaumazēte) that we may be amazed, be in awe, be mind-blown.
This means when we
look to Jesus,
think of Jesus,
sing of/to Jesus,
talk/preach about Jesus,
pray to Jesus,
call on Jesus,
read/learn of Jesus,
mention His name,
and so on,
this is all to be done so that we may marvel at God! Jesus said that’s what is to come from all He’s done, did, and going to do = us marveling, being amazed, standing in awe, being mind-blown by God!
Praise God for those of us who have been redeemed in Christ! Because of the regeneration and indwelling of the Holy Spirit only we get the privilege of marveling at GOD! Only we get a front row seat with 3D glasses to behold the breathtaking wonder that is GOD!
But it is the sin in us, the world around us, and the devil among us that causes us to minimize or become mundane with Jesus. We must violently fight against being bored or casual when it comes to anything regarding our God. He wants us to marvel! And who else or what else is truly worthy of our continual awe?
So let us do just that. Let us discipline ourselves to intentionally marvel at God as often as we think of Him, speak of Him, and do for Him. Make it a focal point everyday. Make every effort to not lose sight of your wonder of God as often as you think of Him, speak of Him, and do for Him. Jesus says He has given us more than ample evidence to do so! I guarantee our worship will be all the more sweeter and our obedience all the more rewarding; for this is one of the many reasons Jesus came, so that