Saturday, November 27, 2021


To 'draw' is to attract or to pull. It means that a subject at a distance, is brought near by either being pulled ( for example by a rope 'drawing'  a bucket of water out of a well) or by interest (for example by the music that 'draws' people to a carnival)

In John chapter 12 verse 31 - 33, Jesus spoke these words about His impending death and the effect it would have.

Now is the judgment of this world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out.

And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me.

This he said, signifying what death he should die. 

Being lifted up on a  cross publicly to die even though He was perfectly innocent  gave Him the right to use that pedestal of death to call on the hearts of all men to believe in Him and be saved.

The book of James chapter 4 verse 8 says that the 'drawing' is a reciprocal process  in the sense that the Lord will draw all men to Himself and those of us who draw near to Him, will be met by the Lord and by believing in Jesus, we are made children of God and we can then begin the sanctification for the cleansing of our hands and  purification of our hearts. The passage says it this way;

Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded.

Bless our Lord who draws us to Himself.


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