As they approached, Jesus said, “Now here is a genuine son of Israel a man of complete integrity.” “How do you know about me?” Nathanael asked. Jesus replied, “I could see you under the fig tree before Philip found you.”Jesus asked him, “Do you believe this just because I told you I had seen you under the fig tree? You will see greater things than this.” (John 1:47, 48,50)
Jesus knows your heart. You may think you are hiding your selfish motives and thoughts from God, but you’re not. Just as He knew about Nathanael, He knows your every thought. Jesus saw integrity in Nathanael, what does He see in you?
Nathanael believed just because Jesus told him he saw him under the fig tree. Where is Jesus seeing you hang out? Does Jesus see integrity in you, or dishonesty on your job, with your spouse, children, or your friends? One thing for sure, you can’t buy integrity, its intrinsic. It is revealed from the inside out. You can’t fake it! You may try, but you will be exposed.
Jesus told Nathanael you would see greater things, because he believed. Are you ready to receive greater? If you live your life with integrity and believe just because you read it in the Bible, or because a friend is sharing the gospel with you, then you too will see greater things in this life.