Jesus answered and said to him, “Because I said to you, ‘I saw you under the fig tree,’ do you believe? You will see greater things than these.” And He said to him, “Most assuredly, I say to you, hereafter you shall see heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of Man.” John 1:50-52
Jesus revealed the glory He had as the eternal Son of God in a small way when He told Nathanael that He saw him when he was under the fig tree. But Jesus’ glory will be revealed in full when He comes again in the clouds of glory with all His holy angels.
O dearest Jesus, grant that I believe in You as the Son of God and my Savior that I may rejoice when You come again in glory. Amen.
Nathanael answered and said to Him, “Rabbi, You are the Son of God! You are the King of Israel!” John 1:49
After Jesus revealed His knowledge of Nathanael – that Nathanael was a true Israelite and not self-deceived concerning his sinfulness and need of a Savior (cf. Psalm 32:1-5), and that He saw him under the fig tree – Nathanael confessed his faith that Jesus was more than just a Jewish rabbi. He was and is the Son of God and the King of Israel!
O Holy Spirit, grant that I believe the witness of the Scriptures and confess that Jesus is, indeed, the Son of God and King of the true Israel of God. Amen.
The entirety of Your word is truth, and every one of Your righteous judgments endures forever. Psalm 119:160
Since all of the Bible is God’s inspired Word, the Holy Scriptures are true and without error and will endure forever, making it all the more important that we read and study the Bible and heed its message calling upon us to repent of our sinful ways and trust in Christ Jesus, God’s Son and our Savior.
Grant that I hear and heed Your Word, O LORD, because Your Word is truth in a world full of darkness and deceit. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.
No prophecy of Scripture is of any private interpretation, for prophecy never came by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit. 2 Peter 1:20-21
Though the Scriptures were written by holy men of God, it was the Spirit of God who moved them to write and guided them in their message and choice of words so that the Bible is God’s Word and not man’s. Therefore, the Bible is not subject to private interpretations but must be understood and interpreted in accord with Scripture.
Grant that I hear and receive Your Word, O Lord, not as the word of men, but as Your inspired Word, given that I might repent of my sinful ways and trust in Messiah Jesus for forgiveness and life. In His name, I pray. Amen.
Nathanael said to Him, “How do You know me?” Jesus answered and said to him, “Before Philip called you, when you were under the fig tree, I saw you.” John 1:48
Nothing is hidden from the eyes of the LORD God, and Jesus is the LORD God in human flesh. So, Jesus knew and saw Nathanael. Jesus also knows us and everything about us. Nothing is hidden from His sight.
“O LORD, You have searched me and known me. You know my sitting down and my rising up; You understand my thought afar off. You comprehend my path and my lying down, and are acquainted with all my ways” (Psalm 139:1-3). Amen.