Saturday | Going Deeper

Instructions: watch the video above, then spend personal time with the Lord by reading the Scriptures below with prayer.

John 2:1-11

1 And the third day a wedding took place in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. 2 And Jesus also was invited, as well as His disciples, to the wedding. 3 And when the wine ran out, the mother of Jesus said to Him, They have no wine. 4 And Jesus said to her, Woman, what do I have in this that concerns you? My hour has not yet come. 5 His mother said to the servants, Whatever He says to you, do.

6 Now there were six stone waterpots lying there, according to the Jews’ rite of purification, holding two or three measures each. 7 Jesus said to them, Fill the waterpots with water. And they filled them up to the brim. 8 And He said to them, Draw some out now and take it to the master of the feast. And they took it to him.

9 And when the master of the feast tasted the water which had become wine and did not know where it came from, though the servants who had drawn the water knew, the master of the feast called the bridegroom 10 and said to him, Every man sets out the good wine first, and when they have drunk freely, then that which is worse; you have kept the good wine until now.

11 This beginning of signs Jesus performed in Cana of Galilee and manifested His glory, and His disciples believed into Him.

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Although a wedding is a very joyful occasion, its joy is temporary. No wedding lasts very long.

The wine, which was the center of the enjoyment of the wedding feast, ran out (2:3). When the wine runs out, the pleasure of the marriage feast is gone. This signifies that the enjoyment of life is over, that human life is finished. Regardless of how much pleasure you are enjoying, regardless of the kind of wedding you are in, when your human life runs out your wedding is terminated and the enjoyment is over.

In this book all the miracles done by the Lord are called signs (v. 23; 3:2; 4:54; 6:2, 14, 26, 30; 7:31; 9:16; 10:41; 11:47; 12:18, 37; 20:30). They are miracles, but they are used to convey significance about life.

The Lord’s miraculously changing water into wine signifies that He changes our death into life. The water signifies death, and the wine signifies life. When the Lord changes our water into wine, that wine in our marriage feast will never end. Since we have been regenerated, life with its spiritual enjoyment will last forever. We shall have an eternal marriage feast which will never end.

This feast is not in our natural life, but in the eternal life we received through regeneration. Even as the ruler of the feast discovered that the new wine is better than the former wine (2:9-10), so we too shall find that the life we receive through regeneration is much better.

The Lord did not give us the best first, but saved the best for last.

This life is the best because it is the life of God Himself in Christ. So, our pleasure will last forever and ever. A new marriage feast began when we were saved, and it will never end. There is always joy within and there is always a marriage feast within because we have the divine wine, which is the divine life—the Lord Himself.