And the Jews marvelled, saying, How knoweth this man letters, having never learned? Jesus answered them, and said, My doctrine is not mine, but his that sent me. If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself. He that speaketh of himself seeketh his own glory: but he that seeketh his glory that sent him, the same is true, and no unrighteousness is in him. John 7:15-18
The Jews were amazed by the knowledge of Jesus, “How can this man have such knowledge of God and not be a Pharisee? The people didn’t understand who Jesus is, the Christ, the Son of God, standing right before them. Yet they challenged everything he said, why? Because every word pierced their heart as the word of God does, the conscience was shaken
Jesus said “If any of you are actually doing the will of God, you would know that he was speaking truth” These people were hypocrites, they didn’t know God, they didnt know his word or his will. They were religious zealots, white washed tombs , trying to play the part.
Did not Moses give you the law, and yet none of you keepeth the law? Why go ye about to kill me? The people answered and said, Thou hast a devil: who goeth about to kill thee? John 7:19-20
These people claim they are keeping the Torah of God, yet they want to kill the Messiah. Are these people this deceived into believing their religious works will save them? Their hearts are hard as stone, to kill not only an innocent man, but the Son of God, shows you their depravity!
Jesus answered and said unto them, I have done one work, and ye all marvel. Moses therefore gave unto you circumcision; (not because it is of Moses, but of the fathers;) and ye on the sabbath day circumcise a man. If a man on the sabbath day receive circumcision, that the law of Moses should not be broken; are ye angry at me, because I have made a man every whit whole on the sabbath day? Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgmentJohn 7:21-24
Jesus again brings up the Sabbath, the Jews wanted to kill Jesus for healing a man on the Sabbath! Jesus is revealing the hypocrisy of the Jews, they believe they are righteous for “keeping the Sabbath” yet they want to kill the Messiah for healing a man on the Sabbath
What has happened to these people? Their hearts are far from God, the Sabbath has become an Idol for Israel. Jesus revealed He is “Lord of the Sabbath” , listen to Him, follow him, He is the only Way to God Amen!