Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Who is your father?

March 10, 2010

The life of Jesus. Read Today: Light of the world - Taught in temple treasury John 8:12-20

John 8:19 NET

19 Then they began asking him, "Who is your father?" Jesus answered, "You do not know either me or my Father. If you knew me you would know my Father too."

The law makers here show just how unforgiving they can be.  We know Mary was an unwed mother when Jesus was conceived.  Even though the scriptures told of this, and the Pharisees knew the scripture that told of this, they looked at Mary as one who had broken her vows and that Jesus was an illegitimate child. So they tried to trap Him with who is your father.  Jesus could have easily lost face here.  It was clear that He could not have known a father who was never there.

But Jesus was confident in who He was and who had sent Him.  So he told them, you do not know Him, cause if you knew Him you would know why I was here.  He drew the line in the sand.  They claimed they knew God but could not even understand why Jesus had to be here to fulfill the scriptures, they did not know His Dad.

How about you?  Do you know what God has called you to do?  Are you confident that you could stand up to those who disagree with you? 

Read for next time: Sent by the Father John 8:21-30

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