“He was not seen by all the people, but by witnesses whom God had already chosen-by us who ate and drank with him after he rose from the dead.”
God could have proved the point.
After the resurrection He could have gone to the wicked generation and showed them up, turned the tables, got His own back. “Listen you scoffers, you killed Jesus, but I raised Him, so take that!”
Do you ever feel like that at times?
Like you want to prove someone they were wrong?
You have that great conversation in your head and you win convincingly?!
Why didn’t God do this?
He had a plan and He stuck with it. The plan was in choosing witnesses, in those early Christians and also in you and me. That’s who He chose to reveal the resurrection to.
His plan wasn’t to convince those who wouldn’t believe but to eat/fellowship with those who would.
Perhaps we also shouldn’t try to get our own back or win the argument or prove we are right.
Perhaps our focus should be higher than this.
Perhaps we should focus more on fellowship and less on fights.
One thing for sure is that God’s plan and purpose is far more important than scoring points with opponents.