Reactions to Jesus
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John 7:40-41, “When they heard these words, some of the people said, “This really is the Prophet.” Others said, “This is the Christ.” But some said, “Is the Christ to come from Galilee?”
It is very interesting that this same thing happened several times to Jesus. Sometimes when He presented a “hard” truth. Sometimes when He preformed a miracle. There were almost always differing reactions to Jesus. Some people here thought He was a prophet. They thought He was good and that His message was good, but they were not fully willing to buy into the fact that He was the Christ. Others truly believed Him for who He was. They knew that He was Christ, the Messiah, the savior of the world. And yet others, even after seeing the evidence of who He was reasons within themselves that this couldn’t be the Messiah. The Messiah would never come from Galilee.
The reactions to Jesus are still the same today. Some believe He was a good man and that His message was generally good, but that He was just a man and not the Christ. Many others completely reject Him as the Christ and deny Him and His message all together. And yet others realize the truth that Jesus is the savior of the world and are willing to follow His truth to have the life He offers.
How do you react to Jesus? Are you a partial believer, a denier, or one who fully trusts in Him?