But Jesus did not commit Himself to them, because He knew all men, and had no need that anyone should testify of man, for He knew what was in man.
Some people don’t take the time to find out who you really are. We make assumptions and we identify people by what they can do. Lately, some in the sports world have taken steps to be seen as more than athletes. They believe that playing sports is something that they do, but it doesn’t express all that they are. Sadly, most people believe that is all that they are. They only see them as performers. They have been pigeonholed. Jesus had somewhat of the same problem. Jesus was seen by most as the son of a carpenter, and not the Son of God. And even when He was in Jerusalem at the Passover during the feast, the Bible tells us that He did many signs. Many people came to believe because of those signs. They were amazed at what Jesus did, but not at who He was. Their faith was in what they could see naturally, not in who they saw Jesus as spiritually. Jesus did not reveal himself to those there because He knew their hearts. We rob ourselves out of a true relationship with Jesus when we don’t take the time to allow Him to show us who He is. We can get so caught up in what He can do for us that we often miss the chance of seeing all He is to us. It’s sad when Jesus doesn’t feel safe to trust who He is with us. The more you trust Him with you, the more He’ll trust you with Himself. This week, let’s allow Jesus to reveal Himself to us in new ways. Let’s look for Him, not just for Him to move in our lives. This is based on relationship and this week we are to evaluate what type of relationship we are in. He knows our heart, let’s take the time to learn His.
Be blessed and be encouraged!