Day 58: Homeschooled

John 7:14-16 : But when it was now the midst of the feast, Jesus went up into the temple and taught. The Jews therefore marveled, saying, “How does this man know letters, having never been educated?” Jesus therefore answered them, “My teaching is not mine, but his who sent me.”

It was obvious to the people who heard Him that Jesus spoke as one with more education than He was given on earth. It was yet another sign that Jesus was exactly who He claimed to be: God.

If Jesus really came from Heaven and existed before He was born, it would make sense that He would have been trained by His own Father at home. Once again, Jesus gave all of the glory for His words to His Father because it was His father who told Him to speak them.

God also gives us as Christians special spiritual capabilities today. This is the way that God uses us to do His work in the world. These special capabilities are called spiritual gifts.

Romans 12:6-8 : Having gifts differing according to the grace that was given to us, if prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of our faith; or service, let us give ourselves to service; or he who teaches, to his teaching; or he who exhorts, to his exhorting: he who gives, let him do it with liberality; he who rules, with diligence; he who shows mercy, with cheerfulness.

Like Jesus, we also use our gifts for the one who sent us. We have been given the very life of God because we believe in Him. Like Jesus, we attribute these “gifts” as coming from God and are to His glory because it is His power working in us. I find as a Christian that nothing gives me joy more than knowing that I am not the one doing the good but that it is actually God using me to do it. If we lose our focus on reality, and start to think that we were not saved and that Jesus is not the power in our lives, we may lose our victory over sin. We, like Jesus, need to continue to give God the glory for our lives:

Galatians 2:20 : I have been crucified with Christ, and it is no longer I that live, but Christ living in me. That life which I now live in the flesh, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself up for me.