John 2: 18-25
‘’The Jews then responded to him, “What sign can you show us to prove your authority to do all this?” The Jews then responded to him, “What sign can you show us to prove your authority to do all this?” Jesus answered them, “Destroy this temple, and I will raise it again in three days.” They replied, “It has taken forty-six years to build this temple, and you are going to raise it in three days?” But the temple he had spoken of was his body. 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. Now while he was in Jerusalem at the Passover Festival, many people saw the signs he was performing and believed in his name. But Jesus would not entrust himself to them, for he knew all people. He did not need any testimony about mankind, for he knew what was in each person.’’
The Jews demanded a sigh from Jesus to prove His authority. Jesus replied, ‘’destroy this temple, and I will raise it again in three days”. He was prophecizing His death and resurrection after the crucifixion. His resurrection proved that He is God. John 11:25-26, Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?”
Many people in Jerusalem saw Jesus’ miracle and believed in His name, but He did not believe in the sincerity of their faith. Many believed in His miracles but not in Him as the Messiah. He knew what was in their hearts. Hebrews 4:13, ‘’Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account”.
Jesus does not want us to have a superficial faith. He wants us to have a deep personal relationship with Him and love Him for what He did for us two thousand years ago.
Heavenly Father, we want to have a personal relationship with You. We want to abide in You, to walk with You in our journey of faith through life. Thank You for sending Jesus to this world 2000 years ago to be a substitutionary atonement for our sins, in Jesus’ name, Amen.