This beginning of signs Jesus did in Cana of Galilee, and manifested His glory; and His disciples believed in Him.
– John 2:11
It is important when reading (or listening) through the Gospel of John to understand it’s uniqueness among the 4 Gospel accounts. Matthew, Mark and Luke are referred to by Bible teachers as the “synoptic Gospels,” as they follow a (more) chronological accounting of the life and ministry of Jesus. They are in no way totally biographical, but they are a consistent synopsis of the ministry of Jesus.
John, on the other hand, is unique. It is written from a thesis statement presented in John 20.
And truly Jesus did many other signs in the presence of His disciples, which are not written in this book; but these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in His name.
– John 20:30-31
John wrote this accounting of Jesus’ life and ministry to prove that Jesus is (indeed) the Christ, the Son of God. Because through such faith in Him we can have life in His name. Therefore, John focuses upon 7 “I Am” statements of Jesus, and 7 corresponding miracles. As we go through the book we’ll be highlighting each one. Here in John 2, we have the first of the 7 signs: Jesus turned water into wine.
Simply stated, Jesus can take the ordinary (water), and make it (by His miraculous power) truly extraordinary (fine wine).
Enduring Word Commentary with Pastor David Guzik
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Additional Daily Devotionals
My Utmost for His Highest | Oswald Chambers
Morning & Evening | Charles Spurgeon
Books on the Gospels
“Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah” by Alfred Edersheim