Daily Bible Reading (Friday, April 6th)


John 2 (ESV)


The Wedding at Cana

On the third day there was a wedding at Cana in Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. Jesus also was invited to the wedding with his disciples.When the wine ran out, the mother of Jesus said to him, “They have no wine.”And Jesus said to her, “Woman, what does this have to do with me? My hour has not yet come.” His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.”

Now there were six stone water jars there for the Jewish rites of purification, each holding twenty or thirty gallons.[a] Jesus said to the servants, “Fill the jars with water.” And they filled them up to the brim. And he said to them, “Now draw some out and take it to the master of the feast.” So they took it. When the master of the feast tasted the water now become wine, and did not know where it came from (though the servants who had drawn the water knew), the master of the feast called the bridegroom 10 and said to him, “Everyone serves the good wine first, and when people have drunk freely, then the poor wine. But you have kept the good wine until now.” 11 This, the first of his signs, Jesus did at Cana in Galilee, and manifested his glory. And his disciples believed in him.

12 After this he went down to Capernaum, with his mother and his brothers[b] and his disciples, and they stayed there for a few days.

Jesus Cleanses the Temple

13 The Passover of the Jews was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 14 In the temple he found those who were selling oxen and sheep and pigeons, and the money-changers sitting there. 15 And making a whip of cords, he drove them all out of the temple, with the sheep and oxen. And he poured out the coins of the money-changers and overturned their tables. 16 And he told those who sold the pigeons, “Take these things away; do not make my Father's house a house of trade.” 17 His disciples remembered that it was written, “Zeal for your house will consume me.”

18 So the Jews said to him, “What sign do you show us for doing these things?”19 Jesus answered them, “Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.”20 The Jews then said, “It has taken forty-six years to build this temple,[c] and will you raise it up in three days?” 21 But he was speaking about the temple of his body. 22 When therefore he was raised from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this, and they believed the Scripture and the word that Jesus had spoken.

Jesus Knows What Is in Man

23 Now when he was in Jerusalem at the Passover Feast, many believed in his name when they saw the signs that he was doing. 24 But Jesus on his part did not entrust himself to them, because he knew all people 25 and needed no one to bear witness about man, for he himself knew what was in man.


  1. John 2:6 Greek two or three measures (metr


V. 22- When therefore he was raised from the dead, his disciples rememberd that he had said this, and they believed the Scripture and the word that Jesus had spoken.

If I understand it correctly, what it is saying is....that the disciples believed that Christ was the son of God, that he was God, but that they did not become believers of God's Word until Christ was raised from the dead?

I have read this verse before over and over, and never saw it that way until now.

Colin: I had a similar thought today and wrote this before I read your comment: People had taken the temple of God and were using it for sinful purposes. Jesus then rolls in and cleanses the temple of God from sin. My body is a temple where God dwells and at times, I too bring sin into the temple. Father, please send you Son into my body to cleanse your temple of all sin.

Vs. 9-10 stand out to me today "9 When the master of the feast tasted the water now become wine, and did not know where it came from (though the servants who had drawn the water knew), the master of the feast called the bridegroom 10 and said to him, “Everyone serves the good wine first, and when people have drunk freely, then the poor wine. But you have kept the good wine until now.” 11 This, the first of his signs, Jesus did at Cana in Galilee, and manifested his glory. And his disciples believed in him."

Frequently in the book of John, people question where Jesus came from, or err in thinking they know where he came from. John 1:9-10 tells us that Christ was coming into the world, but the world didn't know him. Further in chapter 1, Nathanael, thinking that Jesus merely comes from Nazareth, ask if anything good can come from there, when the truth is he was born in Bethlehem and came from the Father. In chapter 7:25-29 we read about people thinking that the know where Jesus comes from, but that no one will know where the Christ comes from, so that Jesus must not be the Christ. Jesus challenges their assertions in 28-29 " So Jesus proclaimed, as he taught in the temple, “You know me, and you know where I come from. But I have not come of my own accord. He who sent me is true, and him you do not know. 29 I know him, for I come from him, and he sent me.” The gist being that there is more than meets the eye with Jesus, for he has come from the Father, a truth they did not know and believe.

In chapter 8:13-14, and 9:29-31 we see similar things, that people didn't actually know where Jesus came from. Yet the formerly blind man, healed by Jesus and facing the questions of the rulers, gains the courage and faith to say "Why, this is an amazing thing! You do not know where he comes from, and yet he opened my eyes."

The master of the feast did not know where the wine came from, but he tasted and saw that it was good. In the same way, the miracles of Jesus gave proof of where he came from. See them, and know that He must have come from God. God had sent Moses and the Prophets, and had spoken at many times and in different ways, but He saved the best wine for last in sending his Son, and the new covenant that his wine represents, into the world.

Colin - v.23-25 are very important verses. Basically it says that there were many people believing in Jesus but He was not believing in them because He knows what is in a man. The point being that there are many who claim to believe in Jesus but their belief is superficial. Jesus isn't fooled by that kind of belief. It is also interesting to note that this chapter ends with "for he himself knew what was in man" and the next chapter begins with "Now there was a man" and tells the account of Nicodemus' visit with Jesus.

I have one observation and question. Someone please correct me if I’m off in my interpretation, but I think what Jesus did in the physical temple is a clear picture of what he does in our hearts. 1 Cor 6:19, reminds us our body is a temple. So I see that our faith in Christ’s sacrifice on the cross grants us access to the Holy Spirit who then drives out the sin in our “temple” through the process of sanctification. Now on to my question, would someone explain v. 23-25, specifically 24?

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