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Friday, November 19, 2010

21 Days of Love: John 5

Jesus was quite consumed with glorifying the Father. One gets the sense, when reading John's Gospel, that Jesus did not engage in any ministry unless it both helped the marginalized or broken (ie. the guy waiting for a dunk in the pool earlier in this chapter) and glorifed the Father. In fact, perhaps the two are one in the same- everytime we glorify the Father we dignify the broken and everytime we dignify the broken we glorify God.

Today, I will love Jesus by keeping my motives for ministry in check to his motivation for service: to glorify the Father by giving dignity to the broken. By God's grace and in the power of the Spirit, I will release those motives for ministry that are safe, self-serving, and shallow.

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