Daily Devotion Text

March 17, 2017

John 13:31-35

By carmenhsu In Devotion Text, John with Comments Off on John 13:31-35

31 When he had gone out, Jesus said, “Now is the Son of Man glorified, and God is glorified in him. 32 If God is glorified in him, God will also glorify him in himself, and glorify him at once. 33 Little children, yet a little while I am with you. You will seek me, and just as I said to the Jews, so now I also say to you, ‘Where I am going you cannot come.’ 34 A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. 35 By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”

Reflection Questions

John 13:31-32

  • With regard to the impending cross, Jesus repeated the word “glorify” five times in these two verses. What does this reveal about his perspective towards the cross?
  • Contrast Jesus’ definition of glory to the world’s definition of glory.
  • How did God glorify Jesus through his voluntary death on the cross?


John 13:34-35

“As I have loved you: The command to love wasn’t new; but the extent of love just displayed by Jesus was new, as would be the display of the cross. Love was newly defined from His example.”[1]

  • What is the significance of Jesus giving this as his final commandment to his remaining eleven disciples before his crucifixion?
  • How does this clarify what the purpose of my life should be?

[1] David Guzik, Bible Study Resources (2000), <http://www.enduringword.com/bible.html>.



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