37 I know you are a seed from Abraham, but you are seeking opportunities to kill me because my message has no place in you.
38 I am speaking about what I have seen in the presence of the Father; therefore, you are doing what you have heard from your father.”
39 “Our father is Abraham,” they answered. “If you were Abraham’s children,” Jesus told them, “you would do the things Abraham did.
40 But now you are you are seeking opportunities to kill me, a man who has told you the truth that I heard from God. Abraham did not do this.
41 You’re doing the things your father does.” “We weren’t born due to sexual immorality,” they said. “We have one Father– God.”
42 Jesus said to them, “If God were your Father, you would have loved me, because I came from God and I am here. Because I didn’t come on my own, but he sent me.
why I love my grandchildren
I currently have seven wonderful grandchildren, and I love them all deeply. I joy at seeing them, and hearing them, and I love to be around them. It’s not that I see myself in these beautiful creatures of God. No, they don’t look like me. But I can see their parents in them. And I love their parents.
Jesus’ main problem with these “seed from Abraham” hypocrites is that he could not see his father in them. He saw their father, the devil in them. They were doing the things of their father, the devil. This included their backhanded statement about not being born due to sexual immorality. They were accusing Jesus of being an illegitimate child.
The hypocrites could not love Jesus because they didn’t truly love God, even though they claimed to be a seed from Abraham. Abraham reflected God by his actions; these hypocrites did not.
LORD, help us to draw others to you by reflecting your love in our actions.