Goodness That Is Visible

Series: What the World Needs Now | Week 5: Goodness

In Daily Bible Reading this summer, we’re exploring how Jesus modeled the Fruit of the Spirit and how we can live them out too. This week our focus is on goodness.

Read John 1:35-46

1. What words were used to describe Jesus in verses 36, 38, and 41?
2. How did each man respond to Jesus, whether in word or action?
3. What was Philip’s response to the question in verse 46?

“Come and see for yourself.” It’s hard to imagine a more compelling argument to understand the goodness of Jesus. While Nathanael saw from an earthly lens (“Can anything good come from Nazareth?”), Philip and the men who followed Jesus before him saw something different. They saw a Lamb of God, a Teacher, and a Messiah. Even when Jesus didn’t speak words, His goodness was visible because of who He was.

Have you seen and experienced the goodness of Jesus for yourself? Are there any earthly hang-ups keeping you from seeing Him for who He is? He’s the Lamb of God who sacrificed everything on your behalf, the good Teacher who guides you with His presence and Word, and the Messiah who came to deliver you from bondage to sin.

Spend a few minutes thanking Him for inviting you to come and see Him for yourself. Praise Him for who He is, and acknowledge any blind spots that have kept you from seeing Him fully. Pray for opportunities to experience His goodness and to share it with someone else today.

Want to go deeper? Read this commentary for a deeper dive into this passage of Scripture. It explores the phrase, “Come and see,” plus the four endorsements of Jesus found in these verses.

*TPCC does not necessary endorse all “Want to go deeper” sources. They are simply meant to be a helpful tool.

What the World Needs Now