05/09/19 – John 6:1-21; Psalm 106:13-31; Proverbs 14:32-33
In today’s reading we see several examples of the Jewish teaching at that time on who the Messiah would be — the leader on the “white horse” who would miraculously overthrow Israel’s enemies (Rome) and restore the nation of Israel as ruler of the area.
John 6: 2 and a great crowd of people followed him because they saw the signs he had performed by healing the sick
John 6: 14 After the people saw the sign Jesus performed, they began to say, “Surely this is the Prophet who is to come into the world.” 15 Jesus, knowing that they intended to come and make him king by force, withdrew again to a mountain by himself.
What this mistaken belief in who the Messiah would be has always highlighted to me the importance each of us has in reading scripture and always comparing the truth of scripture vs. what we may be taught in a Bible Class or via a teaching. It is an awesome responsibility