“Therefore remove sorrow from thy heart, and put away evil from thy flesh: for childhood and youth are vanity.”
King James Version (KJV)
Karen's comment on 2020-05-19 19:30:48:
I think that if the Bible doesn't say why, then it's not for us to know
Chris's comment on 2020-05-19 16:04:04:
Greg, I see your point, as Jesus could have at anytime, whether during his Ministry or standing before Pilate in judgement, done something that would show them His Divinity, or even escaped from them. But was this in God's Plan for Jesus & the World?
John 12:27 speaks of Jesus in agony of His impending death, which meant bearing the load of mankind's sin as well, cry out to the Father to "save Him from this hour; but for this cause came I unto this hour". So Jesus had it in His Power to thwart the wicked plots of the Jews & Pilate, but refrained because of the wiser Plan of God for dealing with our sins.
Even after His Resurrection, he could have given witness to His Divinity & the Power of God, & no doubt that would have shaken them to the core. But would all be convinced? Would 'the people of planet Earth' in the future take note of that witness by Jesus? Jesus gave the story of 'the rich man & Lazarus' who had died (Lk 16:19-31) which gives us insight to this. The rich man, in Hades, is in torment & longs for his five brothers on Earth to be warned that they don't come to the place he was at. Jesus replied, that the Scriptures were available to them to learn about this, but the rich man pleaded that Lazarus who was in comfort should be sent to his brothers to warn them (as one coming from the dead). But Jesus' reply: "If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead." So Jesus knew that even His presentation to the people after His Resurrection, may convince some, but not all, & of course the rest of us would very likely also reject Him, as so many do now.
And besides all this, all things that Jesus did, was according to His Father's Plan. And this included, for reasons not revealed, that Jesus should not promote His Resurrection except his revelation to those closest to Him & for this witness to be carried into all the world by His servants, as those who were there to see it all.
GREG's comment on 2020-05-19 06:34:33:
Why Jesus did not make miracles in the presence of Pontius Pilatus and High Jewish religious priests.
Also, When Jesus raised from the Death He should have presented himself to the Roman government who condemned him to be crucified and the Jewish High priest that asked the Government to crucify Jesus. If He showed himself were it counts, the people of planet Earth would have accepted Christianity as their sole religion. The first one to see him was Maria Madeleine and some other unidentified women why?
Susan Dalton's comment on 2012-01-01 17:37:10:
Happy New Year!
"Therefore remove sorrow from thy heart, and put away evil from thy flesh: for childhood and youth are vanity." (Ecclesiastes 11:10)
When looking back over a year or over a life, many may have sorrow of heart and see where they went wrong.
When we walk contrary to God's ways and walk in our own ways, when we look back we can have sorrow of heart and regret the way we took.
I heard a man asked in an interview what was his biggest regret in life; his answer was the husband he was in his first marriage. I heard sorrow of heart and regret. The sorrow is what the heart feels and knows; the evil in the flesh is the wrong way seen.
A man was beaming talking about his love of the Lord. As he talked, he referenced all the tattoes that were on his body; he said they were before he came to the Lord. Though his flesh evidenced a way he wished he had not gone, and his heart expressed recognition and sorrow of a way he had took, he had joy in the spirit. His new man rejoiced, even as he sought to acknowledge the lasting image of the old man. Yet, as he stayed in the new man and the spirit of the Lord, the image of the old was covered.
I heard a man say his biggest regrets in life were distractions. He expressed sorrow of heart when looking at the error of his flesh.
For any to not have sorrow of heart and to not be grieved over the wrong seen in their flesh, the sorrow and the wrong must be removed.
Jesus Christ has come, and in Him is forgiveness of all sins. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
If any has sinned against us, we forgive as Christ has forgiven us. If we have sinned against others, we seek their forgiveness.
As we begin to walk anew, if we desire to not have sorrow of heart and to not see a wrong way in our flesh, we must walk in the Spirit, keeping the way of the Lord and His commandments.