"For skillful and godly Wisdom is better than rubies or pearls,
and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared with it." Proverbs 8:11 Amplified

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Final Lesson from the Wedding at Cana

Part four
This is our final lesson for this scripture.

1 The next day Jesus’ mother was a guest at a wedding celebration in the village of Cana in Galilee. 2 Jesus and his disciples were also invited to the celebration. 3 The wine supply ran out during the festivities, so Jesus’ mother spoke to him about the problem. “They have no more wine,” she told him.
4 “How does that concern you and me?” Jesus asked. “My time has not yet come.”
5 But his mother told the servants, “do whatever he tells you.”
6 Six stone waterpots were standing there; they were used for Jewish ceremonial purposes and held twenty to thirty gallons each. 7 Jesus told the servants, “Fill the jars with water.” When the jars had been filled to the brim, 8 he said, “Dip some out and take it to the master of ceremonies.” So they followed his instructions.
9 When the master of ceremonies tasted the water that was now wine, not knowing where it had come from (though, of course, the servants knew), he called the bridegroom over. 10 “Usually a host serves the best wine first,” he said. “Then, when everyone is full and doesn’t care, he brings out the less expensive wines. But you have kept the best until now!” John 2:1-10 New Living Translation

Verses 9-10

What Scripture tells us:
The obedient servants brought the water, now turned into wine by Jesus, to the
master of ceremonies and he was surprised that this wine was better than the wine
served at the beginning of the celebration.

What we would do:
Either we would be disobedient and not even bring the water to the master of
ceremonies, or we would be apologizing all over the place for bringing him a
dipper of water. We would put the blame, for doing something so foolish, where it
belongs, on that Jesus person. Our mouths would have dropped open when the
master of ceremonies declared this the best wine ever. Then we would have
pranced around proudly, thinking we had something to do with the miracle.

What Jesus did:
Jesus gave instructions to the servants and when the dipper of liquid was brought
to the master of ceremonies it was no longer water it was now the finest wine, a
wine so good that the master of ceremonies questioned the bridegroom.

What God wants us to learn from this:
When He gives us instructions, and we follow them, no matter how silly, foolish,
or impossible they seem, the results will be the BEST.

In my humanness I have ideas of the best way God can take care of my difficulties, I plan it all out in my mind. I am so glad He doesn’t listen to my strategies, I would continually be short changing myself. His ways are higher than my ways.

Has God given you instructions or led you in a direction that seemed to be the worst thing you could do? Have you followed those instructions and seen that He knows best?

When the awesome answer comes remember who to give thanks to.


Janna Qualman said...

So much to learn from just this part! Let alone all the Scriptures.

Thanks for putting so much time into this, Diane.

Diane Marie Shaw said...

Isn't it amazing how much is in even one sentence of scripture. Always something new to discover.