Throughout human history, people have attempted to mold God into an image that suits them. We humans want God to change with us. We want him to realign his principles and character with our cultural norms. So much so that when the culture comes face-to-face with Biblical doctrine that contradicts what it promotes and believes, the assumption is that God is wrong, or that he isn’t real, or even that people have the option of not worshiping and serving him if they disagree.
Today, we are going to look at a couple of profound statements that don’t get talked about much. They are directly related to Jesus’ resurrection from the grave, despite the fact that they were spoken prior to the crucifixion. Through these remarks, Jesus demonstrates that he knows what’ going to happen, he is willingly going along with the plan, and the events that eventually unfold are not going to stop him from fulfilling his mission.
In his words we can find great encouragement and hope. They can, and should, encourage us to stand strong against a world that grows more evil by the day. They can, and should, give us hope that Jesus will keep his promise to save us and give us eternal life with him. That’s what the resurrection is all about anyway!