John 11:15 (KJV)
And I am glad for your sakes that I was not there, to the intent ye may believe; nevertheless let us go unto him.
Jesus’ intent was that the believers might believe. The chapter is filled with believers who still needed to believe.
- Each of His disciples had questions of faith
- Martha certainly had questions of faith even
- Mary, who had set at His feet, had questions of faith
They each believed but they each had holes in their belief. The intent of the Lord was to fill in those holes that these believers might believe.
The intent of the Lord is still “that ye might believe“. Sometimes the tests to bring us into believing can be very painful:
- A death in the family
- A difficulty in circumstances
- A dive in economy
Those of us who call Christ Lord can find ourselves wondering:
- Why the Lord tarries
- Where are the answers to our prayers and
- How will He ever deliver us from this trial
We believe in Him but we have questions. We have holes in our faith.
Jesus intends to fill those holes.
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John 11:15 (KJV) The Intent of Christ
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