Nathanael said to him, “Can any good thing come out of Nazareth?” Philip said to him, “Come and see.” John 1:46
Picture This, “We found the Messiah”! (John 1:41) Andrew declared this to Peter, who are brothers. Think about the significance of this. The Jewish people have long awaited for the Messiah (Christ) for thousands of years! Even since the beginning in the book of Genesis, the Messiah was declared
And I will put enmity Between you and the woman, And between your seed and her seed; He shall bruise you on the head, And you shall bruise him on the heel.” (Genesis 3:15)
This was the moment of fulfillment, God even sent a messenger (John the Baptist) who was prophesied by Isaiah to declare the coming of the Messiah. Men were leaving their careers and families behind to follow the promised Messiah
Philip declared to Nathanael “We have found the Messiah” (John 1:45) The one that Moses prophesied about
“The LORD your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among you, from your countrymen, you shall listen to him. (Deuteronomy 18:15)
‘I will raise up a prophet from among their countrymen like you, and I will put My words in his mouth, and he shall speak to them all that I command him. (Deuteronomy 18:18)
But what was Nathanael’s reaction? Can anything good come from Nazareth? Nathanael was thinking worldly and not spiritually. Many of us react the same way when we are taught about Jesus. How can God become a Man and save the world from their sin?
Jesus saw Nathanael coming to Him, and said of him, “Behold, an Israelite indeed, in whom there is no deceit!” (John 1:47)
What was Jesus reaction? He was not offended, in fact he called Nathanael a man of integrity
Nathanael answered Him, “Rabbi, You are the Son of God; You are the King of Israel.” (John 1:49)
Once Nathanael met Jesus he declared he is The Son of God. Maybe you have doubts or questions today about who Jesus is? Come to Christ, Seek and you will find, ask the Lord to reveal himself to you today in Jesus Name Amen!