Praise of Men More Than the Praise of God
The fulfillment of the prophet Isaiah’s words convinced some of the authorities that Jesus was the Messiah but they would not share it with others. The anger of the pharisees scared them to death. After all, the pharisees wielded a lot of power in this part of the world.
Sharing the good news was simply not important to them. The truth had to remain hidden. No feathers were to be ruffled.
Do you know Jesus as your Savior? Yes?
“When Jesus had said this, he departed and hid himself from them.
Though he had done so many signs before them, yet they did not believe in him; it was that the word spoken by the prophet Isaiah might be fulfilled: “Lord, who has believed our report, and to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?” Therefore they could not believe. For Isaiah again said, “He has blinded their eyes and hardened their heart, lest they should see with their eyes and perceive with their heart, and turn for me to heal them.” Isaiah said this because he saw his glory and spoke of him.
Nevertheless many even of the authorities believed in him, but for fear of the Pharisees they did not confess it, lest they should be put out of the synagogue: for they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God.” John 12:36b-43
Stop hiding your light (aka “the good news”) under a bushel because you’re so afraid your business will suffer or you will lose your good reputation with those around you.
You see, He died for you, right?
Do you really believe that if others do not know Him they face an eternity separated from God?
If you do believe that, why are you hogging the news?
Tell someone today!