Jesus Wept (John 11:25-25), Commentary


I am the resurrection and the life- Jesus is resurrection, the way to eternal life.    The one who believes in me will live- will live a righteous life, a faithful life, a spiritual life filled by Jesus, and even though they die they will be granted eternal life;  and whoever lives by believing in me- whoever lives their life by faith in Jesus  will never die. Jesus asks, Do you believe this?- Do you accept Christ as your savior? Do you believe He is the Son of God? Do you believe He suffered and died on the cross for your sins? Do you believe He was raised from the dead? Do you believe he ascended into heaven?  This is the question Jesus asks you.

The Teacher is here and is asking for you- Jesus is here, asking for you, calling for you to follow him, to believe. Mary got up quickly; we should all rise quickly and haste to our Lord, and then fall at his feet to worship him.  Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died. – Yet it would show the Glory of God when Jesus would resurrect Lazarus.

When Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who had come along with her also weeping, he was deeply moved in spirit and troubled- How great is the compassion of Christ, that he is troubled and moved by our pains. The King of all creation is troubled by your sufferings! Where have you laid him?– Jesus asks, that he may see and resurrect Lazarus, but in a larger sense, that He may heal the hurt of those close to Him. Jesus will search out the source of our pains, the holes in our spirit, and fill them. This is the Glory of God. Come and see, Lord, see our afflictions and spiritual wounds, that you may heal us, resurrect our souls from sin.

Jesus wept.- One of the most beloved verses in all of the Bible, our Lord Christ, shedding tears. This is a complex verse, enveloping much in its short length. Tears of compassion, tears for his lost friend, tears for the suffering of mankind, tears for having to bring Lazarus from his peace; perhaps  tears for what He himself would endure, that we might all have eternity. Your Lord wept.  There is no other like Him.

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