32 The Pharisees heard the crowd muttering these things about him, and the chief priests and Pharisees sent officers to arrest him.
45 The officers then came to the chief priests and Pharisees, who said to them, “Why did you not bring him?” 46 The officers answered, “No one ever spoke like this man!” 47 The Pharisees answered them, “Have you also been deceived?”
NO ONE SPEAKS LIKE HIM
The leaders of the Jews hated Jesus, because He exposed their hypocrisy.
So many times, they tried to arrest Him, but failed. It was not His time; God was in control, not man.
On this occasion they even sent the officers to arrest Him, and they came back saying something amazing:
“No one ever spoke like this man!”
Remember who these people are; they are the people who are closest to the priests. They observe them, hear them, and were brought up with the Jewish Torah and were taught by the scribes.
There have been many so-called teachers throughout history…Buddha, Mohammed and Confucius to name a few, but no one has ever spoken like this Man.
What Jesus claimed was amazing. These officers probably heard what He was saying in verses 37-39, that anyone who thirsts should come to Him and out of him would flow rivers of living waters.
Has anyone ever uttered words like that?
The answer is No!
Jesus turned the world on its head by what He said, but, more importantly, by what He did. He is the only one who died to deal with sin and then rise from the dead.
He was more than a man who spoke great words: He was God in the flesh. He was and is the ONLY Savior.
For us today, let us be like the Savior. When people come and see us, may they be able to say, “No one speaks or lives like these people do!”
May we be the one people in the world who speak the words of truth, and show the glory of Christ through our lives.
May people say of us, “NO ONE SPEAKS AND LIVES LIKE THESE PEOPLE. THEY ARE SO MUCH LIKE JESUS.”
God bless you,