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You study the Scriptures diligently because you think that in them you have eternal life. These are the very Scriptures that testify about me.
Jesus had healed the lame man by the pool of Bethesda on the sabbath. After that, the Jewish leaders came after Him for working in the sabbath. Jesus spoke to them about His Sonship with the Father in heaven. He told them that the scriptures they study tell of Him being the Messiah, but they refuse to believe He is.
I’ve often wondered if Jesus isn’t the Messiah, who is? Not only that but, “What Would The Messiah Look Like?” Obviously, over two billion Gentiles living right now believe He is, but Jewish people do not. Why? Jesus fulfilled all of the Old Testament prophecies recorded about the Messiah’s coming, but still, they crucified Him. Did they think He would be old and more sage-like? Did they think He would be less contemporary and more religious? Did they think He wouldn’t be human? Well, remember, He was the Son of God. Most sons don’t appear as an old man. He was thirty. He was fully man, but also fully God. How else could He relate to humans? He was God, so He didn’t need to play the religious look. Still, they didn’t believe. Maybe Jesus didn’t look like the Messiah, but He was. Jesus said in the very next verse, “I’ve proven everything, but still you don’t come to me for life.” If you’re struggling today, perhaps you should take your eyes off the 30-year-old man and check the evidence.
The evidence is so compelling I had no choice but to say YES to YOU a long time ago. It’s still YES for me today. Amen