Wednesday, 6 June 2018

They still didn't believe

And she went and told them that had been with him, as they mourned and wept. And they, when they had heard that he was alive, and had been seen of her, believed not. After that he appeared in another form unto two of them, as they walked, and went into the country. And they went and told it unto the residue: neither believed they them. Afterward he appeared unto the eleven as they sat at meat, and upbraided them with their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they believed not them which had seen him after he was risen. – Mark 16.10-14

These disciples were something else. All through their ministry we see then doubting or questioning Jesus. They never seem to really ‘cop on’ to what was going on. They had a whole wrong perspective about what Jesus’ ministry was all about. Then, when He went to the cross as He said He would, they all forsook Him.

Now the women came back from the tomb to say that they had seen the risen Jesus. They didn’t believe it. They saw the two men who had met Jesus on the road, and still they did not believe.

How could they still not believe after all than time? How could they persist in not believing?

Huh? How can we even think that? At least how can I even think of being critical of these guys? How many times have you and I not had to believe Jesus despite all of the evidence? We’ve read His word and we’ve seen Him work and STILL we don’t believe! The question we ought to ask ourselves is not ‘how could they not believe?’ but ‘how can WE not believe?

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