August 4th, 2018
The Jews Sought to Stone Jesus And Charge Him with Blasphemy
John 10:32-33 (KJB) Jesus answered them, Many good works have I shewed you from my Father; for which of those works do ye stone me? 33 The Jews answered him, saying, For a good work we stone thee not; but for blasphemy; and because that thou, being a man, makest thyself God.
These men had stones in their hands ready to pummel Jesus because He had dared to heal sickness in the name of God. Besides this revelation, some of the healing had taken place on the Sabbath. These acts and claims of Jesus were quite scandalous to them. These Jews resorted to calling them blasphemous, at the same, time ignoring their own wretched heart condition.
Jesus had healed many people in His earthly ministry and this fact was quite bothersome to these men. In this book of John alone, it was divinely recorded that He had healed a blind man and a man who was impotent. God saw fit to divinely include recordings of these moments and of several other healings, both physically and spiritually, in His Word.
These Jewish men rejected any notion of the deity of Christ. They had no spiritual understanding of who Jesus is, or of His supernatural nature, and power. These men were intent on the law at work in their heart rather than realizing the truth of His claim. However, they dropped the stones for it was not of God’s timing to harm His Only Son.