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John 14:1 Commentary - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

Our blessed Saviour in the foregoing chapter, having acquainted his disciples with his approaching death, by the treachery of Judas, their hearts were thereupon overwhelmed with grief and trouble. Accordingly in this chapter, by sundry arguments, he comforts his disciples against the perplexity of their fears and sorrows.

Observe, 1. How Christ addresses himself to his disciples in a very endearing and affectionate manner; Let not your hearts be troubled.

Whence learn, 1. That the best and holiest of God's children and servants, whilst here in an imperfect state, are subject to desponding, and disquieting and distrustful fears.

2. That no work is more delightful to our Saviour, than to comfort the troubled and perplexed spirits of his servants.

Observe, 2. The remedy which Christ prescribes for the calming their present fears, and for arming them against future troubles, and present fears, and for arming them against future troubles, and that is, Faith in the Father and in himself: Ye believe in God, believe also in me.

Observe next, The arguments of consolation which Christ propounds for the support of his disciples, under the sorrow which they had conceived for his approaching departure.

1. He tells them, That heaven, whither he was now going, was his Father's house, a place of happiness, not designed for himself also, but for many more to enjoy perpetual rest and abode in, as in everlasting mansions: In my Father's house are many mansions.

Heaven is God's house, in which he will freely convese with his domestics, his children and servants, and they shall enjoy full glory there, as in a quiet and capacious habitation.

A second ground of comfort is, that he assures them, he will come again and receive them to himself, that they may live together with him in the heavenly mansions. This promise Christ makes good to his saints, partly at the day of their death, and perfectly at the day of judgment, when he shall make one errand for all, and take up all is children to himself, and make them completely happy, both in soul and body, with himself.

Learn hence, That though Christ has removed his bodily presence from his friends on earth, yet his love to them is not ceased, nor will he rest satisfied till he and they meet again, eternally to solace themselves in each other's company: I will come again and receive you to myself, that where I am, there ye may be also.

A third argument for consolation is, that, notwithstanding Christ was to leave them, yet they knew whither he went: namely, to heaven, and which was the way thither; Whither I go ye know, and the way ye know.

It contributes much to the comfort of believers, as to know God and heaven, so to know the way that leads thither, that so they may be armed against all the difficulties of that way.

Consult other comments:

John 14:1 - The Greek Testament

John 14:1 - Barclay Daily Study Bible

John 14:1 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

John 14:1 - Joseph Benson’s Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 14:1 - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

John 14:1 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

John 14:1 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

John 14:1 - B.H. Carroll's An Interpretation of the English Bible

John 14:1 - Through the Bible Commentary

John 14:1 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

John 14:1 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

John 14:1 - College Press Bible Study Textbook Series

John 14:1 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

John 14:1 - James Gray's Concise Bible Commentary

John 14:1 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

John 14:1 - John Darby's Synopsis of the New Testament

John 14:1 - Expositors Bible Commentary

John 14:1 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

John 14:1 - Everett's Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures

John 14:1 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

John 14:1 - Expositor's Dictionary of Text by Robertson

John 14:1 - F. B. Hole's Old and New Testaments Commentary

John 14:1 - F.B. Meyer's Through the Bible Commentary

John 14:1 - Gaebelein's Annotated Bible (Commentary)

John 14:1 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

John 14:1 - McGarvey and Pendleton Commentaries (New Testament)

John 14:1 - Geneva Bible Notes

John 14:1 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

John 14:1 - Gnomon of the New Testament

John 14:1 - William Godbey's Commentary on the New Testament

John 14:1 - Godet Commentary (Luke, John, Romans and 1 Corinthians)

John 14:1 - Grant's Commentary on the Bible

John 14:1 - The Great Texts of the Bible

John 14:1 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

John 14:1 - Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 14:1 - Matthew Henry's Whole Bible Commentary

John 14:1 - Charles Simeon's Horae Homileticae (Old and New Testaments)

John 14:1 - International Critical Commentary New Testament

John 14:1 - Biblical Illustrator Edited by Joseph S. Exell

John 14:1 - Commentaries on the New Testament and Prophets

John 14:1 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

John 14:1 - William Kelly Major Works (New Testament)

John 14:1 - The Popular Commentary on the Bible by Kretzmann

John 14:1 - A Commentary on the Holy Scriptures, Critical, Doctrinal, and Homiletical by Lange

John 14:1 - Cornelius Lapide Commentary

John 14:1 - Lightfoot Commentary Gospels

John 14:1 - Neighbour's Wells of Living Water

John 14:1 - Expositions Of Holy Scripture by Alexander MacLaren

John 14:1 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

John 14:1 - An Exposition on the Whole Bible

John 14:1 - Church Pulpit Commentary

John 14:1 - Grant's Numerical Bible Notes and Commentary

John 14:1 - The People's Bible by Joseph Parker

John 14:1 - Peake's Commentary on the Bible

John 14:1 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

John 14:1 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

John 14:1 - The Preacher's Complete Homiletical Commentary Edited by Joseph S. Exell

John 14:1 - The Complete Pulpit Commentary

John 14:1 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

John 14:1 - The Bible of the Expositor and the Evangelist by Riley

John 14:1 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

John 14:1 - Ryle's Expository Thoughts on the Gospels

John 14:1 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

John 14:1 - The Sermon Bible

John 14:1 - Spurgeon's Verse Expositions of the Bible

John 14:1 - Sutcliffe's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 14:1 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 14:1 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

John 14:1 - You Can Understand the Bible: Study Guide Commentary Series by Bob Utley

John 14:1 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

John 14:1 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 14:1 - Combined Bible Commentary

Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament