Sunday, January 15, 2012

Day 15 - John 11

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The story of Lazarus. I found it interesting especially after our conversation regarding Jesus clearing the Temple and where or not he was angry. Here in this story in verse 33 When Jesus saw her weeping and saw the other people wailing with her, a deep anger welled up within him, and he was deeply troubled. 
Here this passage specifically speaks to Jesus having a deep anger that welled up within him. Yet, I'm not really sure who he was angry at or what he was  angry about. This passage follows Mary coming to him weeping and stating if he had been there Lazarus wouldn't have died.  Yet I know he had a great love for Mary and Martha, so I'm not sure.

Another thing I had never noticed before is in verse 51
49 Caiaphas, who was high priest at that time, said, “You don’t know what you’re talking about!
50 You don’t realize that it’s better for you that one man should die for the people than for the whole nation to be destroyed.”51 He did not say this on his own; as high priest at that time he was led to prophesy that Jesus would die for the entire nation.

I would have never thought of Caiaphas being led to prophesy...  Interesting...  


  1. In the NIV Bible, here is verse 33:
    33 When Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who had come along with her also weeping, he was deeply moved in spirit and troubled. 34 “Where have you laid him?” he asked.

    King James says:
    33 When Jesus therefore saw her weeping, and the Jews also weeping which came with her, he groaned in the spirit, and was troubled.

    Which version said "anger"? I think troubled and sad - maybe frustrated makes more sense. Jesus wept, so we know he was upset.

    This chapter describes Jesus in such human terms AND in godlike terms. He actually raises someone from the dead! It really gives us the essence of who he is. Although He is God, He was also very human and had human emotions.

  2. John 11
    2 This is the Mary who later poured the expensive perfume on the Lord’s feet and wiped them with her hair.

    We will study Chapter 12 on Wednesday. No wonder she anointed His feet! She had seen the miracle He performed. Her brother returned to them.

  3. I was struck by Caiaphas's prophecy too, Holly. And what a prophecy! That Jesus had to die to save his nation--not just from Rome, as they thought, but from something much bigger.