February 7, 2013

John 1:47

Nathanael impressed Jesus as a man of character. One of the most intriguing, yet puzzling, comments comes from the lips of Jesus concerning Nathanael. Jesus called him a “man in whom there is no deceit.” Though human, Nathanael had integrity. Though he might have benefited from a lesson in how to express himself, Jesus commended him for his willingness to speak the truth. No one would ever call Nathanael a hypocrite. His integrity helped him overcome his prejudice.