Today’s Reading | John 12:20-50
What request did the Greeks make of Philip in verse 21 of today’s reading? Why didn’t he grant their request? Instead of taking them to Jesus, Philip took them to Andrew. Although he did not take the Greeks to Jesus himself, he did take them to see someone who could. In doing so, he illustrates a lesson helpful to many people. There are some who, for whatever reason, do not feel that they can lead a person to Christ, or tell them the way of salvation. In light of that, they often do not even share how Jesus Christ has changed their lives for fear they will be unable to completely communicate the plan of salvation. What they fail to see is that while they may not be able to personally share the message of Christ, they can always take people to someone who can. Like Philip, they can take him to an Andrew. One could just simply say, “I can’t explain everything myself, but, if you want, I can call someone at my church, or one of my friends who can explain it clearly.” If you find yourself in this position, don’t hesitate to take a friend to someone who can share Christ with them. In the meantime, work to develop the ability to share the gospel.
Observation: What do I see?
Interpretation: What does it mean?
Application: How does it apply to me?
Implementation: What do I do?