A few weeks ago my wife and I were eating lunch at a well known Christian Conference grounds and sat down at a table with two couples we had never met before. In the course of our conversation I learned that they were staying in their motor homes in the RV Park and sort of landed … More
Because of their hardness of heart, they had rejected Christ (vv. 40-43). Christ does not receive honor (glory or praise) from men, because God’s love is not in them. Christ had come in the authority of His Father with mighty miracles to prove His deity. They rejected Him. If one comes in His own name, Him will ye receive. This was proven in that the Jews accepted false messiahs such as Theudas and Judas of Galilee (Acts 5:36-37). They will also accept antichrist (II Thess 2:8-10).
The Jews could not believe because they desired praise from each other rather than praise from God (vv. 44-47). The name Jew means “praised.” The Jews had the utmost confidence in Moses and his writings. They claimed to be Moses’ disciples (9:28), and yet they did not accept what Moses had said (Deut 18:15-18). If they had accepted Moses’ writings, they would have accepted Christ, for he wrote of Him. These religious leaders persisted in protecting tradition instead of understanding truth. It is very easy for us to become so involved in “Bible study” that we fail to see who Jesus really is and what He wants to do in our lives.
I am so glad that I do not have to go through life blind to God’s plan as revealed in His Word.
"You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; and it is they that bear witness about me, yet you refuse to come to me that you may have life. I do not receive glory from people. But I know that you do not have the love of God within you. I have come in my Father's name, and you do not receive me. If another comes in his own name, you will receive him. How can you believe, when you receive glory from one another and do not seek the glory that comes from the only God? Do not think that I will accuse you to the Father. There is one who accuses you: Moses, on whom you have set your hope. For if you believed Moses, you would believe me; for he wrote of me. But if you do not believe his writings, how will you believe my words?"
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John 2:13-25Jesus Turns Over the Tables
John 3:1-12How to be Born Again
John 3:13-24What does it mean to believe?
John 3:22-30Confusion About The New Birth
John 3:25-36John’s Final Eulogy
John 4:1-15Jesus Meets the Samaritan Women
John 4:16-30It is not Where You Worship But How
John 4:31-42The Harvest is Ready
John 4:43-54Jesus Heals the Nobleman’s Son
John 5:1-15Man Healed at the Pool of Bethesda
John 5:16-23Jesus Claims to be God
John 5:24-29Four Types of Resurrections
John 5:30-38Jesus’ Witnesses of his Diety
John 5:39-47Blindness to the Truth of the Scriptures
John 6:1-14Philip Fails the Exam
John 6:15-27Jesus Calms Their Fears
John 6:30-40What’s Your Motive for Following Jesus
John 6:36-44The Reaction of The Jews
John 6:45-55Drawn to Christ
John 6:56-59Confusion of The Body And Blood of Christ
John 6:60-71Rejection by Many Followers
John 7:1-14The Advice of Jesus’ Brothers
John 7:15-24Judge Rightly
John 7:25-29Jesus Origin
John 7:30-36Blinded to The Truth
John 7:37-53Divided Opinions About Jesus
John 8:1-7Pharisees Condemn The Adulterous Woman
John 8:8-11Jesus Forgives The Adulterous Women
John 8:12-20Jesus is The Light of The World
John 8:21-30Jesus Predicts His Death
John 8:31-38The Truth Will Set You Free
John 8:39-47You Are of Your Father The Devil
John 8:48-59Jesus’ Claims To His Identity