John 7:28-30

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28 Then Jesus, still teaching in the temple courts, cried out, “Yes, you know me, and you know where I am from. I am not here on my own, but he who sent me is true. You do not know him, 29 but I know him because I am from him and he sent me.” 30 At this they tried to seize him, but no one laid a hand on him, because his time had not yet come.

8 responses to “John 7:28-30

  1. i believe that this is saying that no matter who layed a hand on him, jesus was protected by god. they did not touch him bc they believed that god had sent jesus to them. and for a reason.

  2. this really showed me how God is alays in control no matter what because even though everyone wanted to get Jesus no one could touch him because He had a greater purpose for His life…so God always knows whts best even if we think we can do it o our own or thik God doesnt know He oes and he can see you through anything

  3. yes the people knew of Christ but they didn’t know His father becuzn his time had not yet come. again Jesus enemies tried to arrest himn but they failed becuz his time had not yet come.not only did time restrain him from being arrested but it assured him of protection until the moment of suffering came.

  4. I want to continue on my thoughts on knowing God’s heart and understanding His ways.

    God has been revealing to me lately my lack of compassion and showing me that I need to work on loving other people and understanding them. So I have really been committing that to prayer daily.

    I didn’t know it until tonight, but God has been trying to get through to me and teach me something about compassion but I could not see His heart and His motives because of my flesh.

    I have always excelled in life and been able to progress in jobs, school, and relationships ahead of my peers. I know, however, that this is because of God’s favor in my life due to the faithfulness of my parents and grandparents, but none the less, I am used to achieving.

    Recently, I became involved in a sports-based situation where my skills (in my eyes) were not viewed the same by the person in authority. Because I am used to achievement and recognition, I responded in a bad way to the way that I perceived that I was treated. I possessed a selfish sense of entitlement and arrogance. I failed the first test, and I knew that the second test was coming today, so I prayed and asked for God to shine through me, but I still couldn’t see God’s heart.

    The second test came and I still perceived myself in a different light than the one in authority and I was not given the position that I thought I was able to handle. God did help me to deal with my attitude better, but He still wanted to teach me something deeper.

    Leaving the event, I put on some Reb St James (go girl) and was rocking some praise, praying to God for understanding, and fighting a poor attitude. I finally asked God to show me this situation through His eyes and not through my selfish eyes, and He responded immediately.

    He reminded me that my whole life HE had blesses me with achievement and that at my job He has allowed me favor like He showered upon Joseph. God then asked me if I had ever once thought about the guys at work that had been there for years, thought they were capable of being supervisors, but where never given a chance. Have I ever hugged someone who desperately wants to have a child and can’t? And God has given me three healthy and beautiful kids in five years.

    God said, you know the way you felt sitting on the side, thinking you should be in? There are people in your life who feel that every day about important things: jobs, families, relationships…. And I am caught up fretting about an event that is supposed to be so much more than just the competition and the athleticism.

    In that moment, I remembered that I had been praying to God for compassion in my life, and God was choosing to teach me a lesson, and to show me His heart, in a gentle and Fatherly way. A show of mercy and love that I did not deserve.

    Wow! He was waiting to show this to me and I just had to rise above my feelings of self-pity and arrogance.

    There are lessons every day in life and we can truly find the Heart of God, but we have to rise above the things of this world and crucify our flesh, and then the things of the Kingdom will begin to shine brighter.

    Love you guys.

    Grace and Peace,

    Whitie

  5. they tried to seize Him– websters 1828 dictionary defined it this way – To fall or rush upon suddenly and lay hold on; or to gripe or grasp suddenly. Now if this doesnt paint a picture of the situation, you need to learn to use your imagination…But here all of a sudden these men, attack, grab at, rull and fall suddenly on Christ, yet He is able to get away…

    When I was 8, the school I went to had a pig catching contest, this pig was fast and all greased up, but nothing anyone could do could catch this pig…People jumped on it, grabbed it, but no one ever caught the pig…I think of Jesus being all greased up and the people tried to catch Him, but they just couldnt get a grap of Him…The Holy Spirit is referred to as oil, so maybe Jesus was just annointed in the Holy Spirit oil and they couldnt catch Him.

  6. I think some of you guys might be a little confused about the situation this scripture is describing. THe people who tried to seize Jesus did not understand who or what Jesus’ purpose was. THey didn’t trust that He was who He said He was or even that He had come from God. They were trying to seize Him because they did not understand or recongnize Christ for who He truly was. THe only reason that they did not suceed in seizing Him is that God’s divine will is greater and superceeds human will.

  7. Consider this scripture medley. “The world cannot hate you, but it hates me because I testify that what it does is evil(John 7:7) He who hates me hates my Father as well (John 15:23). Do not be surprised, my brothers, if the world hates you(1John 3:13). If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first. If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you (John 15:18,19).
    These were the reasons that the religious leaders were trying to find ways to seize Jesus, and why (in the people’s intentions, anyway) He was ultimately crucified.

  8. i’m gonna go out on a limb and say that comparing Jesus to a greased pig at a pig catchin’ contest is a part of church that you’ll only find in the South. XD

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