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Notes from the Journey with the Disciples – 297

  1. “I have brought you glory on earth by completing the work you gave me to do” (John 17:4).

Is the message here too hidden? Did we not see what Jesus says will glorify the Father? He has completed the work. No, we don’t achieve righteousness by our works, but surely we glorify Him by our works. This is what James will later insist upon. We cannot simply claim to be something if our actions fail to reveal it. And why should we do good works? In order to glorify (reveal) the existence of God in us and available to others. Freedom from sin provides freedom to act in new ways, to choose new paths, and to ultimately arrive in new destinations. As Paul would later say, how could we want anything else? So it seems our real mission is to discover what this work is–the work you gave me to do–and then learn to do it fully, with all our might.

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