Insults – Hellomornings – week 5- day 4

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John 8:31-47

This is kind of an interesting section, because we see Jesus mixing it up with the people. Jesus stays very calm, of course, but the people get angrier and nastier as the conversation progresses, even going so far as to throw the circumstances of his birth at him. (Incidentally, Jesus’ description of satan is a lot like Sam’s description of Gollum to Frodo, in Lord of the Rings.) I can imagine how Jesus’ heart broke every time he had such an encounter with the people; the very same he had come here to rescue from their sin and would eventually die for. His resilience amazes me. Even though he was God and therefore above the petty insults, he was fully human too and surely had to have felt the pain and disappointment of the constant rejection.

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