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How many different ideas have you heard about who Jesus is? I never realized that this passage there were so many different opinions on who Jesus' was at that time. Human nature hasn't changed much?
I love the temple guards in verse 45-47:
45 When the Temple
guards returned without having arrested Jesus, the leading priests and
Pharisees demanded, “Why didn’t you bring him in?”
46 “We have never heard anyone speak like this!” the guards responded.47 “Have you been led astray, too?” the Pharisees mocked.48 “Is there a single one of us rulers or Pharisees who believes in him?
We've never heard anyone speak like this! The guards took time to listen to Jesus and realized He had something to say. Being Temple Guards they probably heard many speak, but realized that Jesus was the first one that spoke with true authority.
Isn't that how it is for us? What do we hear when we really listen?