Wednesday, January 20, 2010


Jan 19, 2010

The life of Jesus. Read Today: Judgment of Nicodemus; John 7:48-53

John 7:48-49 GNB
(48) "Have you ever known one of the authorities or one Pharisee to believe in him?
(49) This crowd does not know the Law of Moses, so they are under God's curse!"

What perfect irony in today's verses. Here are the people in charge, the ones who know the law as they teach it over and over again. They do not believe in Jesus. And they curse those who do believe in Jesus because they do not know the law.

If they knew the law so well, then why did they not search it to find the existence of the scriptures that would have pointed to Jesus? Why? They had an interest in keeping things the way they were. They did not want to see what was right before them. People are like that, then and now.

Read for next time: Jesus goes to the Mount of Olives; John 8:1
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