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Hmmm... I found John chapter 7 verse 12 intriguing today as it said this about Jesus - "There was a lot of discussion about him among the crowds. Some said, "He's a wonderful man," while others said, "He's nothing but a fraud, deceiving the people."" Does this verse sound familiar to you at all? Maybe like something we would hear about Jesus or Christianity in our modern world today? "Jesus & Christianity is wonderful. Jesus & Christianity is nothing but a fraud, deceiving people." Times really have not changed much have they?
Jesus' words in verse 17 are powerful - "Anyone who wants to do the will of God will know whether my teaching is from God or is merely my own." I like that - if we want to do the will of God, we will know whether Jesus' teaching is from God or is his own. Do you want to do the will of God? When you read Jesus' teachings in John, do you know that his teaching is from God?
I will say this - I am so transformed when I read Jesus' words in the Gospel of John. I don't know what it is about this Gospel.... but for some reason the words speak to me at a deep spiritual level. Certainly when I read the words of Jesus in the other Gospels, or when I read any other words in the Bible, I know they are true words and I know they are feeding me spiritually. But... there's something about the Gospel of John. It is such a blessing to me. It makes me want to cry with joy! Really...
Bible.org's commentary on John chapter 7 readings today titled "Jesus in Jerusalem at the Feast of Tabernacles" is at this link.
Worship Video: John 7:12 reminded me of the Casting Crowns song "Every Man:"
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