A Servant’s Honor- John 12


The hour had now come for Jesus to be glorified.  The Jews said their Hosannas, and now even the Greeks who came to worship God wanted to see Jesus.

And in this hour of glory Jesus states that He must die.

It may be hard to think of this as glorious, but remember that His life was not taken from Him.  He laid it down willingly for his people.

We too shall be honored by God when we lay down our own lives; when we go where He goes, and live as servants of Christ.  It may trouble our hearts to go through the hardships He calls us to, but remember it troubled Jesus’ heart too (v27).

But shall we say “Father, save me from this hour?”  Jesus didn’t.  It was for this very reason that He came to the hour of glory, the hour of death.  If God brings us to a place that requires a cross, then we must remember that He brought us there for that very reason.  If we love our life we will lose it.

If we can lose our life… we will find it.  And it will be something better than we could have ever imagined!

3 thoughts on “A Servant’s Honor- John 12

  1. Along with that comes the promise that no temptation will be too much for us if we have a genuine walk with God (I Cor. 10:13).

    As an aside, I once heard reference to someone, possibly Josh McDowell, who said Christianity is the only religion that celebrates the murder of its founder.

  2. Jesus DID ask that if it was possible to be saved from this…but stated that he desired God’s will, not his own. I am sure I am jumping ahead, but thought I’d throw that out there.

    Why is it that when someone is doing something amazing and big people say they’re hosanna’s but when they do something out of the ordinary, such as laying down their life for the people, suddenly they are not so quick to shout hosanna…it is odd to them, but the sweetest act of love ever for us.

  3. Yes, Jesus did pray that. But He also says in our chapter here in verses 27-28 “Now My soul has become troubled; and what shall I say, `Father, save Me from this hour’? But for this purpose I came to this hour. “Father, glorify Your name.”

    Jesus did earnestly pray that if there be some other way that the cup would pass from Him. But there was no other way, and Jesus wanted to do the Father’s will. It was for that purpose that He even came to that hour.

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