All in good time, God’s time.

All in good time, God’s time.

John 7: 1-12

“After this, Jesus went around in Galilee. He did not want to go about in Judea because the Jewish leaders there were looking for a way to kill him. But when the Jewish Festival of Tabernacles was near, Jesus’ brothers said to him, “Leave Galilee and go to Judea, so that your disciples there may see the works you do. No one who wants to become a public figure acts in secret. Since you are doing these things, show yourself to the world.” For even his own brothers did not believe in him. Therefore Jesus told them, “My time is not yet here; for you any time will do. The world cannot hate you, but it hates me because I testify that its works are evil. You go to the festival. I am not going up to this festival, because my time has not yet fully come.” After he had said this, he stayed in Galilee. 10 However, after his brothers had left for the festival, he went also, not publicly, but in secret. 11 Now at the festival the Jewish leaders were watching for Jesus and asking, “Where is he?” 12 Among the crowds there was widespread whispering about him. Some said, “He is a good man.” Others replied, “No, he deceives the people.” 13 But no one would say anything publicly about him for fear of the leaders.”

The feast was not only a remembrance to the wilderness when their ancestors wandered around staying in tents but it was significant for looking to the coming Messiah who when he came would gain the victory over the Romans.

His brothers wanted him to go public at the Festival. They didn’t know the time.

The Jewish leaders were anticipating him to be on public display at the Festival. They never recognised the time.

The crowds were divided in their opinion about him. Their time was now and for what they could get.

However, Jesus knew his time had not arrived yet.

Don’t let people dictate your course.

Don’t let their expectations intimidate you into stepping into a place that God hasn’t prepared for you yet.

Don’t worry over the opinions and judgments of others. It is God’s time or no time.

Stay in control of your time.

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