DIG for Wednesday the 31st of August…..water not blood, celebration not judgement…..John 2 v 7 and 8

I need to go back today and write some more about the miracle at Cana where Jesus turned water into wine.

We saw recently that Jesus was telling us that religion was finished, finished now that He was here!

The wedding was a centre of celebration and relationship, a celebration of life where people felt joy and were blessed.

It was here in this context that Jesus turned water into wine.

I was reminded this morning that Moses also turned water into something, but he turned it into blood (Exodus 4 v 9).

This was a sign of judgement, whereas Jesus’ miracle was a sign of celebration, joy, blessing and relationship.

This is a picture of the difference between law and grace.

The Word tells us that Moses gave the law, but grace and truth came by Jesus (John 1 v 17).

Law condemns and judges, but grace blesses and gives life.

Law is all about religion, where man has to do this and do that, stop this and stop that.

Grace is all about blessings, joy, celebration and relationship.

Water turned into wine tells us about celebration and relationship, water into blood tells us about judgment and condemnation; this tells us all we need to know about law and grace.

Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord that I live under grace and not under law”.

John 2 v 7 and 8…..Jesus saith unto them, Fill the waterpots with water. And they filled them up to the brim. And he saith unto them, Draw put now, and bear unto the governor of the feast. And they bare it

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