I told you, and you do not believe.

So the Jews gathered around him and said to him, “How long will you keep us in suspense? If you are the Christ, tell us plainly.” Jesus answered them, “I told you, and you do not believe. The works that I do in my Father's name bear witness about me, but you do not believe because you are not part of my flock.

The conversation that Christ had with these Jews has been repeated over and over again since this passage was first penned. Since that day skeptics have wanted more evidence but the issue has never been about evidence. To the Jews, and modern skeptics, Jesus says that more evidence is not needed if one has an open mind and a willing heart.

Many take the Lord's words about being a part of his flock and interpret it to mean that God had preordained some to believe and some to not believe. My thinking is that all people have a seed of faith. God has given everyone the ability to respond to the Holy Spirit. If this were not so then who could condemn the unbelieving skepticism of the Jews?

Thank you for the evidence Lord. I accept the testimony of the resurrection. You are worthy.

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