Jesus became angry with the leaders of the Jews when they refused to strive to understand His words. It’s not like His language was foreign, or spoken in such a way as to cause confusion. In fact we often see the Jews understanding quite fine when they perceived He spoke something against them.
He was from them. They had the Law He had delivered to Moses. And He made sure understanding was close at hand. No, it wasn’t due to the Lord Jesus that confusion reigned in their rock hard hearts.
Look over your shoulder as you read this. Take note that I am not speaking foreign words to those who read my posts. And when I speak to the world, it’s not a people from some strange land I’m addressing. Yet who responds by softening their rock hard heart?
I am not Jesus. And you are not Jews. We are gentiles together. And I speak the same language as you. So how come my words seem to be so hard to understand for so many?
Look to your heart. He did not hold the Jews guiltless for their unwillingness to listen. He is not likely to treat any other man any differently. Why not just cut to the bone and soften that rock? You don’t have to hear what I say. But if I point to the Son of God, why not go to Him?
He’s been waiting since before you were born.
By His Grace