Monday through Friday with People of Faith: Day 207/260: Mary

Read John 2:1-12

Just Do It!

What comes to mind as you read the words, “Just Do It”? Perhaps you think of the famous Nike “swoosh” logo, or the shoe company’s most famous endorser, Michael Jordan. “Just Do It” has been Nike’s slogan since the last 1980s.

Have the words, “just do it,” ever crossed your mind while reading the Bible? There are many commands contained within the pages of inspiration, and as God’s creation, we are expected to “just do it” when we read and understand what He has revealed.

In our text today, Jesus is at a wedding in Cana of Galilee, along with His mother and His disciples. Mary brought to Jesus’ attention a situation that would have caused the host great embarrassment: they had run out of wine. After bringing this fact to the Lord’s attention, she then turned to the servants and said, “Whatever He says to you, do it” (John 2:5). In Mary’s mind, Jesus had the ability to solve the problem—and He did. Perhaps she was concerned, however, that the servants would find His instructions strange. Thus, she instructed them, “Whatever He says to you, do it.”

Are these not words that we should apply to our very lives as we read what has been revealed by the Spirit? Jesus later said, “He who rejects Me, and does not receive My words, has that which judges him—the word that I have spoken will judge him in the last day” (John 12:48). If we don’t “just do it” when we read the words of Jesus, we set ourselves up for eternal failure. His words are available to all, so don’t think that you can claim ignorance when all is said and done. Read the Scriptures. Study the Scriptures. Obey the Scriptures. Don’t try to find loopholes—just do it!

When Jesus instructs us to seek ways to strengthen our faith, just do it! When He says to repent of our sins, just do it! When He demands public confession of our belief, just do it! When He says, “He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned” (Mark 16:16), just do it! When He says, “Love your enemies” (Luke 6:27), just do it!

“Whatever He says to you, do it.”

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