“My Father is always at his work to this very day, and I too am working…Very truly I tell you, the Son can do nothing by himself; he can do only what he sees his Father doing, because whatever the Father does the Son also does. For the Father loves the Son and shows him all he does. Yes, and he will show him even greater works than these, so that you will be amazed.”
This week I started the Bible study Experiencing God by Henry Blackaby along with my oldest son. I am blessed that the quotation from A Jane Austen Devotional coincided with Blackaby’s analysis of John 5:17, 19-20.
The fifth commandment is epitomized in Jesus Christ’s relationship with God the Father. His obedience to the will of the Father models the honor God commands and deserves from me. My mind boggles when I think of Jesus, God Incarnate, coming to earth to show humanity how to follow His own command. It deepens the meaning of the quotation for me. As I think about my relationship with my own parents and my relationship with my children, I pray others glimpse my respect for God as well.