January 21, 2013

January 21 – John 1:43-46   Introducing Philip

In the four lists, Philip appears as the fifth name. Though he does not play as major a role as the first group of four—Peter, Andrew, James and John—Philip appears in several important events.

According to today’s passage, Jesus found Philip. While the others sought after Jesus at the suggestion of John the Baptist, here Jesus seeks out Philip and invites him to join the group. Philip then found Nathanael and told him about Jesus. Philip may have been hesitant in later events, but at least here at the outset, he shows no hesitation to follow Jesus. This description aptly fits many believers today.