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kjv@John:11:1-17 > > RandyP :
I am not sure that this could be read that we all sleep when we die just as not all sickness is for the glory of God. In this particular case it is certain. Sickness unto death is most often because it is appointed for all men to die the first death. Once dead it is most likely that that very day we see Him in His kingdom.
kjv@John:11:9 > > RandyP :
Jesus only did what He saw the Father doing, that was His light. Light is also described as knowledge in the glory of God, and the love for brethren. While the disciple's concern for their Lord's safety is sincere and honest, it is not of this light. We too must properly weigh this into our considerations as well, not allowing fear to swallow up light.
kjv@John:11:18 > > RandyP :
By today's measure one U.S furlong is 220 yards (15=3300 yards) (not quiet 2 miles).
kjv@John:11:21 > > RandyP :
Martha may not have been aware of the danger Jesus was under by coming there at this time.
kjv@John:11:25-26 > > RandyP :
Resurrection is by no means just a New Testament concept. Even one of the oldest verses in the OT kjv@Job:19:25-27 insists on it.
kjv@John:11:32 > > RandyP :
How often do we say something similar? Had He been here, had He done this, if only He had not delayed, had He made His will known sooner this would not have happened. All that we truly understand is our own pain and or predicament without giving consideration to His omnipresence and sovereignty and glory. Difficult but proper to consider.
kjv@John:11:35 > > RandyP :
Knowing cause and reason and outcome does not eliminate emotion. No doubt moved by His own personal love for this friend, moved by those weeping all around, touched by the sorrow of all mankind, even the universal ageless sense of human dimension, this the shortest verse in the Bible is soaked through with Divine love and devotion.
kjv@John:11:37 > > RandyP :
This seems to be the sense amongst the crowd that something could have been done. Some in a accusing sense, some in a disappointed sense. The focus is on what could have been done and not on what will be done. Imagine what the 12 must have been observing knowing what Jesus had days earlier predicted would happen next.
kjv@John:11:41-42 > > RandyP :
Is the sense gathered from this that Jesus petitioned the Father for this instead of having seen the Father doing this and following like so often?