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Noaln & Brown on Today’s Gospel (John 12:24-26)

Posted by Dim Bulb on August 10, 2010

24. Amen, amen, I say to you, unless the grain of wheat falling into the ground die;
25. Itself- remaineth alone. But if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit. He that loveth his life shall lose it: and he that hateth his life in this
world, keepeth it unto life eternal
.

24, 25. In a beautiful comparison our Lord points out that as the grain of wheat dies in order that it may fructify, so in the providence of God His
death is necessary to His triumph and His glory. And applying this doctrine to His disciples, He points out that whoever loveth his life inordinately here, shall lose it for eternity, and he that hateth (a Hebraism for loveth less) his
life in this world, keepeth it unto life eternal.

26. If any man minister to me, let him follow me: and where I am, there also shall my minister be. If any man minister to me, him will my Father honour.

26. If any man minister to me, let him follow me. This exhortation to follow Christ in despising this life for God s sake, is addressed to all His followers, who are to minister to Him by the service of devout lives: but it is applicable
in a special way to Priests, for to them belongs the privilege of the special ministry. To such as imitate Him He gives the glorious promise, that where
He is, that is, in the glory of the Father, which as God He then enjoyed, and which as man He was to merit by His passion, there also shall His followers be.

2 Responses to “Noaln & Brown on Today’s Gospel (John 12:24-26)”

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