Wednesday, October 19, 2016
They Thought They Knew Him (John 7:1-13)
It was time for the annual celebration of the Feast of the Tabernacles. Jesus' brothers had not believed in him. They told him to go to Judea and perform miracles there. They thought that Jesus had a desire to be famous. At this time there were many in Judea who were plotting to take his life. Jesus planned to wait until the right time, so he told his brothers to go without him. But, he attended the feast in secret. The world was not ready for him yet. He said, "...it hates me because I testify that what it does is evil." Very few believed in him. The Pharisees wanted to have him killed. His brothers didn't know what to do with him. They thought he was crazy (Mark 3:21). The world would soon know who he really is. There is a time for everything. Jesus remained faithful to his calling as well as to the Jewish traditions. His ambition was so much more than wanting to be a public figure. He had something much greater in mind.