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Angry at the Truth

November 13, 2013

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By the time frame of John 7, the Jews are really starting to get angry with Jesus. Jesus is teaching with authority and they know he didn’t learn it from them.

Jesus ask them in John 7:19 why they seek to kill him when they are not even keeping the Law of Moses. This is a great question, and it is similar to one that we can ask fellow Christians right now.

Why do others get angry with us when we teach something right out of the Bible? Especially when what we read there is different from what they “think?” Jesus said in John 7:17 that if someone really wants to do God’s will, then he will know what that will is.

What are the reasons for not knowing God’s will?

  • I’m busy
  • I’m sick
  • I don’t understand it
  • It’s difficult
  • I’m always tired
  • I’m working
  • My parents didn’t believe that

Rather than investigate what God says, many allow themselves to be “taught.”  So many excuses are offered to avoid the bother of searching for themselves.

Anger is a natural reaction when one is told he is wrong. If we follow Jesus example, we still have to keep teaching all of God’s word, not just the parts that are convenient to others.

Daily Bible reading for November 13

Psalm 104
2 Kings 13
Malachi 3:13-4:6
John 7

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