To let the readers of Broken Pieces know… I have been doing mostly a reading and study of the gospels for the year of 2019. I read through and studied Matthew through John January through March, then I read and studied them again April through June, then the Acts through Jude; following that I read the Prophets Isaiah through Malachi.
For the month of December I am reading and doing a study in the gospels once again, but dealing mostly with the gospel of Luke from December 1 – 24. Here is what I did. I would read chapter 1 and 2 in Matthew on December 1, and chapter 1 of the gospel of Luke.
Now we are a day past Christmas, and my posts will be on the gospel of John, so I share with you all today the following…
“Then said some of them of Jerusalem, ‘Is not this He, whom they seek to kill? But, lo, He speaketh boldly, and they say nothing unto Him. Do the rulers know indeed that this is the very Christ?’ ” John 7:25-26 (KJB)
He that is of God heareth God’s words: ye therefore hear not, because ye are not of God.” John 8:47
The question was being asked by some of the people, “Do the rulers know indeed that this Jesus is the very Messiah?” I wonder that as well. Did they know? Were they just fearful of the change He would or could bring if He was indeed the Christ – the Messiah?
I pray everyone reading this today realizes that Jesus is the Messiah of Israel, and the only Savior and Lord God of the world, and of all the created order.
If they knew they were stubbornly being stiffnecked, hard headed people indeed. That was much like those who refused to hear the words of Moses and the Prophets of old.
Jesus makes it clear in John 8:47 that those who hear – meaning those who hear the word and take His words into their hearts and minds, doing them they are of God. Those who do not hear and do them (James 1:22) these are not of God; they are in fact enemies of God and have no hope.
Where do you fit in this word of the Messiah?