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The Bible is much more than a book of religion.

He did not commit Himself

G. Campbell Morgan, 1863-1945, one of my favorite expositors of the Word of God, commented on John 2:23-25 “Many believed in His name, when they saw the miracles which He did. But Jesus did not commit Himself unto them, because He knew all men and needed not that any should testify of man: for He knew what was in man.”

Morgan wrote, “Here we are face to face with something arresting. His signs produced a belief. but it was not a belief to which He could commit Himself. They committed themselves to Him in a certain way; but He could not commit Himself to them. Their belief was shallow. It was based on wonder. The things that were necessarily arresting, startling, spectacular were all they wanted. Belief that is based upon the spectacular is always shallow and evanescent (fleeting, transient) If belief is nothing more than admiration for the spectacular, it will create in multitudes applause; but the Son of Man cannot commit Himself to that kind of faith.”

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May 28, 2006 - Posted by | Gems

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