Come And See

Vance Havnerby Vance Havner

And Nathanael said unto him, Can there any good thing come out of Nazareth? Philip saith unto him, Come and see. John 1:46

Philip did not let Nathanael sidetrack him into a discussion of whether or not any good things could come out of Nazareth. That was irrelevant and Philip was no authority on the matter. After all, the best way to settle that question, as well as all others, was, “Come and see for yourself.” Jesus was just out of Nazareth, and Nathanael could soon find out the answer to his query.

The devil likes to sidetrack us from the real issue. The woman at Jacob’s well raised secondary matters until the Lord brought her to face her sin and Himself as the Messiah.

Do not let people dodge the real issue by raising a lot of unimportant questions. Tell them to come to Christ and see for themselves. He is in Himself the answer to all our problems. Whatever you may not understand, whatever puzzles you, do no try to solve such things one by one. Come to Him and He will dispel your doubts and you will say with Nathanael, “Thou art the Son of God!”

by Vance Havner

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