John 16:29-33 – Peace in Knowing

John 16:29-33
His disciples said unto him, Lo, now speakest thou plainly, and speakest no proverb.
30 Now are we sure that thou knowest all things, and needest not that any man should ask thee: by this we believe that thou camest forth from God.
31 Jesus answered them, Do ye now believe?
32 Behold, the hour cometh, yea, is now come, that ye shall be scattered, every man to his own, and shall leave me alone: and yet I am not alone, because the Father is with me.
33 These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.

-The Bible teaches that God remembers we are but dust (Psalm 103:14); yet it seems we often forget that fact.  Here the disciples declare that they understand what Jesus is trying to tell them.  But Jesus asks them, “Are you sure you believe?” and foretells that soon they will all forsake Him and so their faith is still incomplete.  The real lesson comes in verse 33 when Jesus tells the disciples (and us) why He shares things beyond our comprehension; not because we will understand everything, but because there is peace in knowing that He knows and is in control of everything.


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