John 12:9-10 ” Meanwhile a large crowd of Jews found out that Jesus was there and came, not only because of Him but also to see Lazarus, whom He had raised from the dead. So the chief priests made plans to kill Lazarus as well, for on account of him many of the Jews were going over to Jesus and putting their faith in Him.”

Instead of the Jewish leadership recognizing the mighty hand of God in the resurrection of Lazarus, they plotted how to quickly dispose of him. Rather than acknowledging the miracle of a corpse being recalled back to life, they only saw Lazarus as a threat to their positions. For in this twisted popularity contest, they saw themselves losing to Jesus as He gained more followers. And this only fed to their insecurities…endangering their authority, and jeopardizing their power over the people. They couldn’t deny that Lazarus was indeed walking among them…but if they had anything to do with it, it wouldn’t be for too long.

Author: kezha1

A Christian mother, grandmother, and retired nurse living in Illinois. Called into a ministry of encouraging others to find their ultimate plan and purpose in life through Christ.

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