Tuesday, September 29, 2020
This Sunday at Calvary we will return to our study of the Gospel of John. We will pick up where we left off in the 7th chapter. For the next two weeks we will be looking at some tough questions that are asked about Jesus. His answers will help us to better understand Him and cause our faith in Him to grow.
The first question asked in John 7 is this – “Where is He?”
John 7:11 The Jews were looking for him at the feast, and saying, “Where is he?”
John explains to us in the following verses that there were two reasons for people wanting to find Jesus. Some people wanted to meet Him to learn from Him because they thought He was a good man. Others were opposed to Him and wanted to eliminate Him as a threat to their traditions.
Both groups had one thing in common. They were afraid of the Jewish religious leaders. To avoid getting in trouble with those leaders, they whispered to one another about Jesus but dared not speak about Him publicly.
Here are some points for us to ponder today.
- Why do you want to know where Jesus is? Is it because you think He is a good man and might be able to help you, or is it because you think He is hurting your way of life and you want to prove it so you can walk away from Him with a clear conscience? Both are wrong. Jesus is not a good man; He is the God-man. He is to be sought because He is God, apart from any perceived benefit He will bring to your life. As God, He can only do good for you. He will give you a new and fulfilled life. He is not trying to harm you. Seek Him.
- Be bold and courageous to let the world know that you have found Him…or more accurately He has found you. Do not be afraid of what man can do to you. Jesus told His brothers, “The world cannot hate you, but it hates me because I testify about it that its works are evil.” John 7:7 You can choose to be loved by the world or be loved by Jesus. You can’t have both. Stand up and be counted as one who has found Jesus.