Posts Tagged ‘Doing the Father’s will’

John 7:1-24 Not Mine But His

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We join Jesus today as He attends the Feast of Booths in Jerusalem. He comes to it quietly but about midway through He steps back into the spotlight and firefight.

John starts his story about this event by talking about Jesus’ brothers. Jesus’ life is being sought by the Jewish leadership. They are NOT pleased with His teachings. They want Him dead. I’m pretty sure Jesus’ brothers knew this too. I don’t believe it was a secret from anyone. So what do His brothers do? They try to goad Him into going to Jerusalem. “No one works in secret if he seeks to be known openly. If you do these things, show yourself to the world” (verse 4). But Jesus wouldn’t be goaded into rash actions. He would go in His own time. Jesus’ family goes on without Him. He followed later, in secret. No sense making it too easy for the Jewish rulers. Read more »