Scripture: After he was raised from the dead, his disciples recalled what he had said. Then they believed the Scripture and the words that Jesus had spoken. John 2:22 NIV
Observation: This passage occurred after Jesus cleared the temple courts of the sellers and money changers.
Application: I want to believe because I believe; I want to know because I know that I know! It’s easy to sit back in 2010 and say “Really? You didn’t believe until he was resurrected and you remembered him quoting scripture that said he would be raised from the dead?” I no longer look at the dullness, (as Jesus described them), of the disciples. I know I wouldn’t have understood any quicker, known for sure any faster, or believed any more deeply than they did. But isn’t it interesting that they “…recalled what he had said. THEN they believed…?” These men had gotten to walk, talk, eat, and sleep with Jesus. But scripture says that they didn’t believe until after he had died and raised and they remembered how he had said it would occur that way based on prophesy. Basically, I understand this scripture to mean that they spent time with him, not knowing what he was truly about but just sort of placating him until he proved himself to them. That proof came with his death and resurrection. It’s almost an insincere following. I pray that I am not insincere.
Prayer: Father, I pray that my walk is true and that I am sincere in my faith. I pray this in Jesus name. Amen