05/21/19 – John 11:55-12:19; Psalm 118:1-18; Proverbs 15:24-26
As we read the Gospels sometimes a verse arises that makes it difficult for me to understand how Israel’s leaders could not recognize who Christ is — the Messiah and the Son of God.
John 12: 9 Meanwhile a large crowd of Jews found out that Jesus was there and came, not only because of him but also to see Lazarus, whom he had raised from the dead.10 So the chief priests made plans to kill Lazarus as well, 11 for on account of him many of the Jews were going over to Jesus and believing in him.
So, the chief priests must have acknowledged that Lazarus was raised from the dead. And what “man” could raise the dead? How could they not believe?
But then I realize that we are blessed with the written Word of God – easily available and in multiple translations of our own language. We can read but how many people still refuse to believe?