Day 220/260: Read John 10
How frustrating is it to talk to someone who denies plain truth? Despite all the evidence in the world, they still refuse to accept what you see and understand.
John records an incident that happened at the Feast of Dedication in Jerusalem in which the Jews questioned Jesus, “How long do You keep us in doubt? If You are the Christ, tell us plainly.”
John the Baptist proclaimed the truth of Jesus’ identity. “John bore witness of Him and cried out, saying, ‘This was He of whom I said, “He who comes after me is preferred before me, for He was before me.”’…The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, ‘Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!’…‘And I have seen and testified that this is the Son of God.’” (John 1:15,29,34).
Jesus’ disciples knew who He was. Andrew told his brother Peter, “We have found the Messiah” (John 1:41). Nathanael exclaimed, “Rabbi, You are the Son of God! You are the King of Israel!” (John 1:49). Peter declared, “Also we have come to believe and know that You are the Christ, the Son of the living God” (John 6:69).
Jesus answered the Jews, “I told you, and you do not believe. The works that I do in My Father’s name, they bear witness of Me” (John 10:25).
The answer was in front of their very eyes, but they could not acknowledge the truth.
Memory (Recite to a friend without looking)
John 8:31. Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, “If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed.”
Pray for the wisdom to accept Jesus at His word.