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Jesus Reflection

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Welcome back! Thank you for joining me in going just a little deeper in discovering how Jesus kept Himself from resentment.

The following passage took place in September or October of 29AD right before the Feast of Tabernacles (Booths). This feast was a time of celebration and thanksgiving for the harvest. It was also a time spent remembering God’s faithfulness to Israel during their 40 years wandering in the wilderness after Moses lead their escape from captivity in Egypt.

Please read John 7:1-10.
This passage helps us see how fully human Jesus really was, just as He was fully God. His “Godness” was so well hidden for 30 years that even His family, those closest to Him who lived in the same house with Him for all those years, couldn’t see that He was God in flesh form. They ate together, learned together, worked together, slept in the same rooms, worshipped and celebrated the same God together. And in all that time, they never saw that He was God. How could that be? What a mystery!

Like most Jews in that day, Jesus’ brothers believed that the Messiah would lead the Jews militarily to freedom from Roman captivity. They determined that He had nothing to offer them once they realized that Jesus had no intention of causing an insurrection to build an earthly kingdom. Their blood relationship to Him was not going to gain them any personal advancement, honor and privilege.

His brothers taunted Jesus to go to Jerusalem for the Feast of Booths. Although
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