Manifesting His Glory

John 2:1-11 “And the third day there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee; and the mother of Jesus was there: And both Jesus was called, and his disciples, to the marriage. And when they wanted wine, the mother of Jesus saith unto him, They have no wine. Jesus saith unto her, Woman, what have I to do with thee? mine hour is not yet come. His mother saith unto the servants, Whatsoever he saith unto you, do it. And there were set there six waterpots of stone, after the manner of the purifying of the Jews, containing two or three firkins apiece. Jesus saith unto them, Fill the waterpots with water. And they filled them up to the brim. And he saith unto them, Draw out now, and bear unto the governor of the feast. And they bare it. When the ruler of the feast had tasted the water that was made wine, and knew not whence it was: (but the servants which drew the water knew;) the governor of the feast called the bridegroom, And saith unto him, Every man at the beginning doth set forth good wine; and when men have well drunk, then that which is worse: but thou hast kept the good wine until now. This beginning of miracles did Jesus in Cana of Galilee, and manifested forth his glory; and his disciples believed on him.”

Text John 2:11 “This beginning of miracles did Jesus in Cana of Galilee, and manifested forth his glory; and his disciples believed on him.”

When Jesus turned the water into wine, He not only shielded a family from public embarrassment, but the miracle “manifested forth his glory.” Those that had knowledge of what had transpired perceived that Jesus was one to be worshipped and honored. Jesus was more than a man; He was the Son of God! Note an interesting fact about the accomplishment of this miracle. While it required the ability of the Sovereign, it enlisted the aid of the servants. Having informed Jesus of the need, Mary, His mother, spoke to the servants about a necessity; “Whatsoever he saith unto you, do it” (vs.5). The success of the miracle would rest on the obedience of the servants! Within the command we can see the substance of obedience, “Whatsoever he saith.” It’s not about what you think or I think, it’s all about what does God have to say about it! We notice the subject of obedience, “unto you.” In John 21, Peter was worried about what God wanted everyone else to do. Listen to Jesus’ reprimand of Peter, “what is that to thee? follow thou me” (John 21:22). What is it that God wants you to do? Finally, there is the simplicity of obedience, “do it.” Once you have received a personal word from God in what He expects of you, just do it! You don’t have to pray about it or even understand it. Your only requirement is simple obedience! Let’s help manifest His glory by being obedient to His clear commands; “Whatsoever he saith unto you, do it!”