Still trying to do what only Jesus can do in you?
Job 13-15 / John 17-18
13:7-9 Are you defending God by means of lies and dishonest arguments? You should be impartial witnesses, but will you slant your testimony in his favor? Will you argue God’s case for him? Be careful that he doesn’t find out what you are doing! Or do you think you can fool him as easily as you fool people?
14:1-2 How frail is humanity! How short is life, and how full of trouble! Like a flower, we blossom for a moment and then wither. Like the shadow of a passing cloud, we quickly disappear.
:13-17 “I wish you would hide me with the dead and forget me there until your anger has passed. But mark your calendar to think of me again! If mortals die, can they live again? This thought would give me hope, and through my struggle I would eagerly wait for release. You would call and I would answer, and you would yearn for me, your handiwork. For then you would count my steps, instead of watching for my sins. My sins would be sealed in a pouch, and you would cover over my iniquity.”
15:11-12 Is God’s comfort too little for you? Is his gentle word not enough? What has captured your reason? What has weakened your vision?
17:18-21 “As you sent me into the world, I am sending them into the world. And I give myself entirely to you so they also might be entirely yours. I am praying not only for these disciples but also for all who will ever believe in me because of their testimony. My prayer for all of them is that they will be one, just as you and I are one, Father–that just as you are in me and I am in you, so they will be in us, and the world will believe you sent me.“
18:34 Jesus replied, “Is this your own question, or did others tell you about me?“
OT Flash Points
Either point to specific sin or shut up!
NT Flash Points
Father, the time has come
Eternal life = knowing God and the One He sent
I want those that you gave Me to be with Me
To be one in Us and, therefore with each other
“Heroic” and violent action in protection of the Word, always cuts off the ear of those who actually need to hear.
Out of the heart – as long as I remain under the refuge of innocence I am living in a fool’s paradise
Purity is too deep down for me to get to, but the gift/life of the Spirit is unsullied purity