Think back to the question I asked earlier, about when you first came to a knowledge of who Jesus is as the Son of God. You were obedient to His call on your life. You saw Him, not only as the character in the Bible, but as the one that could meet a genuine need in your life – your need for salvation.
As a result of obedience – to His knocking on the door of our hearts, He traded His righteousness for our sin. He poured all of Himself into us, filling us to the brim.
In the passage we’ve been studying this week, notice what happens in verse 7. Jesus says to the servants to fill the waterpots with water. And they filled them up to the brim. They didn’t go half way or three quarter of the way. They followed His command fully – and they fully filled the pots.
John 2:7 Jesus said to them, “Fill the waterpots with water.” So they filled them up to the brim.
Don’t overlook this fact. They filled the pots up to the brim. There was no room left for anything else to be added to the water to turn it into wine. Only what followed could occur – a transformation! Only the Son of God can transform something like that! Only Jesus can meet our genuine need of salvation and transform our lives!
Rom. 3:21 But now apart from the Law the righteousness of God has been manifested, being witnessed by the Law and the Prophets,
Rom. 3:22 even the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all those who believe; for there is no distinction;
Rom. 3:23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
Rom. 3:24 being justified as a gift by His grace through the redemption which is in Christ Jesus;
Rom. 4:16 For this reason it is by faith, in order that it may be in accordance with grace, so that the promise will be guaranteed to all the descendants, not only to those who are of the Law, but also to those who are of the faith of Abraham, who is the father of us all,
Rom. 4:17 (as it is written, “A FATHER OF MANY NATIONS HAVE I MADE YOU”) in the presence of Him whom he believed, even God, who gives life to the dead and calls into being that which does not exist.
God declares us righteous only by the merits of His Son. He moved our sin to Jesus’ account and Jesus’ righteousness to ours. It is only a transformation that God make by His Son’s perfect obedience and sacrificial death. Only God can call into being that which does not exist – that is – giving life to what was spiritually dead.
We couldn’t go half-way in obedience and receive salvation. And we can’t go half-way with anything else He asks us to do and expect Him to bless it. We have to take it to the brim in obedience!