05/13/19 – John 7:31-53; Psalm 109:1-31; Proverbs 15:5-7
In today’s reading I see a reality that remains with us to this day — many people asking “who is this Jesus?”
John 7: 31 Still, many in the crowd believed in him. They said, “When the Messiah comes, will he perform more signs than this man?”
John 7: 40 On hearing his words, some of the people said, “Surely this man is the Prophet.” 41 Others said, “He is the Messiah.” Still others asked, “How can the Messiah come from Galilee? 42 Does not Scripture say that the Messiah will come from David’s descendants and from Bethlehem, the town where David lived?” 43 Thus the people were divided because of Jesus.
And this apparent confusion among the people reminds me that our mission is to continue reading God’s inspired word and be prepared with answers. This way we can share the answers contained in scripture — including a very important one — “who is this Jesus?”