Paper, RocK(thrower), Scissors..
I’m not sure why, but I really like the way words used to be sacred. I like the way people, during the b.c. time, were so conscience of what to say and what not to say. For example, you never said “ehyeh asher ehyeh” (I am that I am), because it was a sacred phrase.. something that God spoke to Moses.. when he asked God His name.
As you can see.. if someone came up to me and asked “what’s your name?” and I responded “God.” It would appear to be quite confusing and disrespectful.. for me to compare myself to God.
But I love it when Jesus said that He was God. I like that He wasn’t scared to say who he was…
“Jesus said, “If I turned the spotlight on myself, it wouldn’t amount to anything. But my Father, the same One you say is your Father, put me here at this time and place of splendor. You haven’t recognized him in this. But I have. If I, in false modesty, said I didn’t know what was going on, I would be as much of a liar as you are. But I do know, and I am doing what he says. Abraham—your ‘father’—with jubilant faith looked down the corridors of history and saw my day coming. He saw it and cheered.”
The Jews said, “You’re not even fifty years old—and Abraham saw you?”
“Believe me,” said Jesus, “I am who I am long before Abraham was anything.”
That did it—pushed them over the edge. They picked up rocks to throw at him. But Jesus slipped away, getting out of the Temple.”
Haha, this verse is awesome. I mean, these guys are ticked at Jesus and they pick up rocks to throw at Him.. and He simply slips away. I wonder if Jesus had any fear? I’m sure he knew calling himself God would make them angry.. yet He did it anyway.
Well, just thought I would share a few of my thoughts on this verse..