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As we continue in John’s gospel, we’ve come to a vital question: What are you seeking? Are you seeking Jesus for who He is or for what He can provide?
Jesus turned and saw them following and said to them, “What are you seeking?” And they said to him, “Rabbi” (which means Teacher), “where are you staying?”
It may have been the first time that Jesus asked the reason why people were following Him, but it was certainly not the last time. Later on He would say to those who followed Him: “Truly, truly, I say to you, you are seeking me, not because you saw signs, but because you ate your fill of the loaves” (John 6:26).
One of the two disciples was Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother. Their response was: “Rabbi . . . where are you staying?” It seemed that they were truly following Jesus for who He was, while the ones in the sixth chapter for what He could provide. He asked “what” and they responded with “you.”
What are we seeking from Jesus? Are we seeking what He can give or do, or who He is? While the “giving” and “doing” are an integral part of who He is, He should be the main pursuit. When our reason for following Him is based on what He can give or do, we can easily become disappointed—not providing the healing we plead for or not do other things we consider important. On the other hand, when we seek Him for who He is, whatever He may give or do, we’ll never be disappointed.
The Devotional Writer