4th Week of Lent : Saturday, 16th March 2024

Daily Word Of God

John 7:40-53

Some of the crowd who had been listening said, ‘Jesus is indeed the prophet,’ and some said, ‘He is the Christ,’ but others said, ‘Would the Christ come from Galilee? Does not scripture say that the Christ must be descended from David and come from Bethlehem, the village where David was?’

So the people could not agree about him. Some wanted to arrest him, but no one actually laid a hand on him. The guards went back to the chief priests and Pharisees who said to them, ‘Why haven’t you brought him?’ The guards replied, ‘No one has ever spoken like this man.’
‘So,’ the Pharisees answered, ‘you, too, have been led astray?’

Today's Pointers on God's Word

As you read the passage what words, phases or meanings caught your attention?

  • In today’s Gospel, the crowd was divided in their views about who Jesus was; some even wanted to arrest Him.
  • Millions of people today still do not know and have not accepted Jesus as our Saviour and Lord. Some engage in persecuting Christians. Others destroy God’s Truth and Image of salvation through promoting a Godless society that is self-centered. Morality, killing and injustice are disguised through atheistic ideologies and lifestyles.
  • As believers, we must witness to Christ’s Truth faithfully and courageously. Let us ask God for the grace to live in His ways daily.