Jesus answered, “My teaching is not my own. It comes from the one who sent me. Anyone who chooses to do the will of God will find out whether my teaching comes from God or whether I speak on my own. Whoever speaks on their own does so to gain personal glory, but he who seeks the glory of the one who sent him is a man of truth; there is nothing false about him. Has not Moses given you the law? Yet not one of you keeps the law. Why are you trying to kill me?”
“You are demon-possessed,” the crowd answered. “Who is trying to kill you?” John 7:16-20
A person must certainly be confident in his beliefs to make statements like this. He’s accusing them of attempted murder, and telling them he was sent from God in one clear statement.
And their response? “Who? Us? Really?” Notice they didn’t address his statements regarding his deity.
When truth is on your side you can be bold, and these statements were bold, make no mistake about it.
I’m wondering how often we falter when we have truth on our side. Are we not confident that we could answer questions posed to us if were questioned about our statements? Are we afraid of what others think?
What is our hesitation if the truth is on our side?