John Lesson 25 Day 4

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John Lesson 25 Day 4

John 19:25-27

9. a. Those gathered by the cross

Mary, Jesus’ mother
Jesus’ aunt, his mother’s sister (Morris wrote that “It is probable that “his mother’s sister’ here is to be equated with Salome (Mark 15:40), and that she was ‘the mother of the sons of Zebedee’ (Matthew 27:56), who was standing at a distance with the other women when Jesus died.”)
Mary the wife of Clopas
Mary Magdalene
John, the beloved disciple

b. Jesus honored His mother.

Honor—esteem and value as precious (AMPC)

Jesus honored his mother out of love and according to the commandment in Exodus 20:12. Since He would not outlive her, Jesus instructed John to look after and provide for her as if she was his own mother.

“There was no specific direction given to John to entertain Mary. It was quite enough for the Lord to call his attention to her by saying ‘Behold thy mother.’ How I wish we were always in such a state of heart that we did not need specific precepts, a hint would suffice.” (Spurgeon)

c. Jesus set an example of obedience, humility, and love.

Remember God’s promises for those who are obedient and keep my eyes on the prize (Philippians 3:13-14).

Although scripture gives promises to those who are obedient, it also acknowledges that we will face tribulation, trials, temptations and suffering.

“Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds.” James 1:2 ESV

“Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him.” James 1:12 ESV

10. Obey with the right attitude.

Once my selfish nature agrees to obey, the challenge does not end.

  • Willingly give up self-interest.
  • Promote the glory of God.
  • Promote the welfare and salvation of the human race.
  • Be humble, loving, patient, and hard-working.
  • Do the will of God and finish the work he gives me.

My answers to BSF study questions on John Lesson 25 Day 4 ~ John 19:25-27