1Peter 2 What Would Jesus Say About You?

Nathanael is spoken of only twice in the Gospel of John. Yet in this brief sketch, we learn much about this disciple. He is from Cana of Galilee and those of Nazareth are questionable:  “can anything good come out of Nazareth?” Yet something peeked his interest when Philip tells him he has found the “one Moses wrote about in the law and the prophets also wrote about”---and Philip was persistent; “come and see.”  

Imagine Nathanael’s surprise when he met this one of whom Moses wrote. Imagine hearing Jesus say: “Look, a true Israelite in whom there is no deceit! Imagine Jesus saying that about you!

In writing to the scattered believers Peter could have been thinking of Nathanael as an example of one who lived, walked and talked the true believer’s life. He had purified his soul by obeying the truth. He was an example of what happens when we accept Christ’s cleansing. The distractions of our old life, which Peter lists are to be put aside. We are a new creation because we have been chosen by ‘THE CHOSEN ONE,’--- THE WAY, THE TRUTH AND THE LIFE. And now because of all of that, we must hunger and thirst, or yearn for pure spiritual milk so we may become grow up and become pure much like Nathanael, without guile; without deceit.

Jesus had looked into his heart and saw the true Nathanael. What does Jesus see when He looks into your heart?   

Published by Gaye Austin