I Have Said You Are gods
The most audacious and bold claim that Jesus ever made was that “he was God, One with the Father of Judaism and the giver of eternal life.” This is a difficult thing to hear from somebody who, by all-natural appearances, is human and is bound by all the same restraints you and I are and was born of a woman. He was leading many astray by his claims, but not just his claim of being God, but also these miraculous superhuman sings he was performing.
Yet, just like you and I today the people wanted more, John 10:24b “How long will you keep us in suspense? If you are the Messiah, tell us plainly.” While the people were wanting a clear answer to who Jesus was the religious leaders were sick and tired of His rhetoric and blasphemy and were prepared to stone him. This sets up the scene for John 10:34-36. Jesus is going to reference a pretty obscure poem from the Psalms, not even a Psalm of King David, rather the lesser-known Asaph. He is not only going to reference this line from the poetry book of Psalms but he calls it, the law. As in, the Law of God, the law that was given to Moses, often what we refer to as the pentateuch or the first 5 books of the Bible.
Jesus is going to lay open a very important lesson here for all who were in attendance and for all mankind to come. That lesson is this…All of scripture is God-ordained and is truth. Thus, all scripture can be used for the evidence of God’s goodness, omnipotence, and sovereignty.
I look forward to seeing you this Sunday as we dive back into the series on The Gospel of John by Studying John 10.