Word for Today
Scriptures from the Holy Bible, King James (Authorised) Version of 1611
Gospel of John, chapter 13, verses 21 to 30
21 When Jesus had thus said, he was troubled in spirit, and testified, and said, Verily, verily, I say unto you, that one of you shall betray me. 22 Then the disciples looked one on another, doubting of whom he spake. 23 Now there was leaning on Jesus' bosom one of his disciples, whom Jesus loved. 24 Simon Peter therefore beckoned to him, that he should ask who it should be of whom he spake. 25 He then lying on Jesus' breast saith unto him, Lord, who is it? 26 Jesus answered, He it is, to whom I shall give a sop, when I have dipped it. And when he had dipped the sop, he gave it to Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon.
27 And after the sop Satan entered into him. Then said Jesus unto him, That thou doest, do quickly. 28 Now no man at the table knew for what intent he spake this unto him. 29 For some of them thought, because Judas had the bag, that Jesus had said unto him, Buy those things that we have need of against the feast; or, that he should give something to the poor. 30 He then having received the sop went immediately out: and it was night.
Holy Bible -- King James Version
It did not suit the purposes of God for the loyal disciples to know the answer to their question. I see it as a way that He works in our lives, as He has often and always worked in people's lives. We pray, plead, desire to know answers to our questions. God in His wisdom answers us as we are able to hear. But He sometimes allows others to hear for us, for purposes suitable to Him and His plans. There are those who think God doesn't always answer prayers, but He always does. Sometimes He says "no" or "not just yet" or some other thing.
But this passage from John is one of the clearest examples I have found that God answers prayer- in His own way and His own time. Listen carefully to the Word of God. He speaks to us all. Is God speaking to you about someone who is looking for Him today? Heed the call.
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