Posts Tagged ‘Feast of Booths’

John 7:37-39 Final Words at the Feast

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We join Jesus back in the temple on the last day of the Feast of Booths. He is going to address the crowds one final time during this festival. He makes an offer that has everyone talking!

I was curious as to why Jesus would make this offer on the closing day of the festival. I wanted to know if there was some significance to His timing so I asked Google about the festival itself. I did a little more digging than I did a few days ago to find out what happened on each of the days. I learned that I have a lot to learn, especially all the verbiage. Every time I came across a new word I had to open a new window and find out about it too. Read more »

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 »