Archive | February, 2013

The Noble Believer

15 Feb

In my last two posts, I concluded that the encounters with Nicodemus (John 3) and the woman at the well (John 4) seem to be examples of Jesus using “believing members” of largely “unbelieving populations” to reach different groups in and around Israel. Jesus used some unlikely believers to help spread the word that Messiah had arrived.

The last few verses of John 4 may tell of yet another “unlikely believer” within another population in Israel. The royal official was probably someone that worked for Harod… and was likely not Jewish. A longstanding Roman occupation of the Holy Land, would have brought many people like him to live in and among the Jews.

Common sense says there would have been some, of the occupation, who had come to believe in God through the witness of the Jews.

This nobleman sought out Jesus at a particularly difficult time in his life. Continue reading

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