John 12:20–26 (ESV)
Some Greeks Seek Jesus
Now among those who went up to worship at the feast were some Greeks. 21 So these came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, and asked him, “Sir, we wish to see Jesus.” 22 Philip went and told Andrew; Andrew and Philip went and told Jesus.
23 And Jesus answered them, “The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. 24 Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit. 25 Whoever loves his life
loses it, and whoever hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life. 26 If anyone serves me, he must follow me; and where I am, there will my servant be also. If anyone serves me, the Father will honor him.
Some Greeks wanted to see Jesus. Jesus uses the occasion to proclaim His death and the fruit it will bear. He says a seed must die in order to bear fruit. Jesus must die and because of his death, he will bear much fruit. He will die
for the people. We too are to die to the world and follow Jesus. Too often we are tempted to think that we are really “living” when we are indulging in life’s sinful pleasures. Christ promises everlasting life to all who deny
themselves and trust in Him. He shows us the meaning of abundant life.
I pray: O Lord, help me to shed worldliness and sin from my life and to walk according to your ways. Help me to live for Christ.
You are the one who gave me my saving faith. Thank you for your precious gifts. Teach me to be content with what I have. Amen.