I am reading the Book of John for my devotions this week. As it has 21 chapters I am reading three per day (John 1-21).
In chapter 1, one verse made me stop and pause. It was verse 47. This is where Jesus is talking to Philip and Nathanael. It says…
As they approached, Jesus said, “Now here is a genuine son of Israel—a man of complete integrity.”
Jesus saw Nathanael coming towards Him and that is the words He spoke. Nathanael was surprised that Jesus knew about him.
The thing that struck me was the way Jesus described him. A genuine son of Israel and a man of complete integrity. That is a wonderful introduction.
If someone introduced me as a genuine Christian and a man of complete integrity I would be very happy and humbled at the same time.
If Jesus introduced me that way, I would not know what to do or say. I would be floored! How about you?