Under Gods Command
Lazarus Becomes Sick and Dies

John 11:33-37 When Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who had come along with her also weeping he was deeply moved in spirit and troubled. “Where have you laid him?” he asked. “Come and see, Lord,” they replied. Jesus wept. Then the Jews said, “See how he loved him!” But some of them said, “Could not he who opened the eyes of thee blind man have kept this man from dying?”

John stresses that we have a God who cares. When Jesus saw the weeping and wailing, he too wept openly. Perhaps he empathized with their grief, or perhaps he was trouble at their unbelief. In either case, Jesus showed that he cares enough for us to weep with us in our sorrow. This portrait contrasts with the Greek concept of God that was popular in that day. A God with no emotions and no messy involvement with humans. Here we see many of Jesus emotions-compassion, indignation, sorrow, even frustration. He often expressed deep emotion and we must never be afraid to reveal our true feelings to him. He understands them for he experienced them. Be honest and don’t try to hide anything from your Savior. He cares.

Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; (6) in all your ways acknowledge him and he will make your paths straight.

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