Even My close friend, whom I trusted, he who shared my bread, has lifted up his heel against Me.
"The stone the builders rejected has become the capstone."
Think about the people that you know, those you have worked with. Most people go to work merely to get their paycheck.
What is truth? So how can truth set you free? By showing the way out of bondage.
One of the most glaring things to be noted about the situation at the pool at Bethesda is the "me, first" attitude the pool inspired.
Before you became a Christian, how many times had you heard the story of Jesus?
I heard a woman say, "Right now, I'm working very hard at becoming a Christian. Sometimes I meet people who say to me, 'I'm a Christian.' My response is, "Already?"
As he approached Jerusalem and saw the city, he wept over it and said, "If you, even you, had only known on this day what would bring you peace - but now it is hidden from your eyes.
How about you? Do you truly believe in God's power, or do you just give it lip service?
I have known a number of people who are so busy "intellectualizing" Jesus, they never take time to believe.
Jesus' lineage illustrates that God can and will use anyone to accomplish His purpose, no matter how imperfect that person is.
On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold and of incense and of myrrh.
As we near the time of Christmas, we see the decorations going up. the people madly shopping for gifts.