with Pastor Jon Courson

Bible and Menora
Daily Devotional
November 27
Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.
1 John 3:2
We don’t always act like sons of God or look like sons of God, but John says when He shall appear, we shall be like Him. Do I like that? Yes, because I like Him! After all, Jesus Christ is the Man everyone desires to be like ...

So gentle was He that little children flocked to Him (Matthew 19:14).
Yet so commanding was He that a single look from Him parted the angry crowd intent to do Him in (Luke 4:29-30).

So authoritative was He that fierce storms would be quieted by His word (Mark 4:39).
Yet so tender was He that He stilled the storm of criticism which swirled around the adulterous woman (John 8:11).

So embracive was He that sinners called Him friend (Matthew 11:19).
Yet so righteous was He that His blood could wash away the sin of the entire world (1 John 2:2).

Jesus is indeed the Perfect Man. He’s everything every one of us innately wants to be.

The more you read the Gospels carefully and thoughtfully, prayerfully and contemplatively, the more you will develop a profound appreciation of His personality, character, integrity, wisdom, and strength. When I didn’t know as much about Jesus as I know now, I wasn’t as impressed with Him as I am today. And this is amazing, because in every other case, the better you know someone, the more disillusioned you become as you begin to see their cracks and flaws.

Not so with Jesus. The longer you walk with Him and the more you learn about Him, the more you will be impressed by Him, and the more you will long to see Him. Even though now we only see Him through a glass darkly (2 Corinthians 13:12), I like what I see!

This Daily Devotional is an excerpt from the book "A Days Journey" by Pastor Jon. "A Days Journey" is a collection of 365 short devotions from the New Testament.If you would like your own copy of "A Days Journey" you may click here to go to the SearchLight Store.