September 12, 2017 psalm 18:1-24, john 8:49-59,Ch. 9 psalm 18:25- (21)

David described God as all fire and brimstone, but he saves us for good works. Here Jesus says he is the son of God, whereas before others proclaimed he is the son of God. John 3:16 is more encompassing, but here he is more confrontational with the Jewish leaders. Other gospels are more forthright but it seems there is a healing of a blind man. Note Jesus says he is i am who I am and lived before Abraham.  How do you respond when you came face to face with a miracle. The Pharisees expressed disbelief. When should you say that someone is wrong? Do you wait until it is dangerous to them? There are stories about near death experiences which may be the basis for CPR. Did Jesus intentionally heal on the Sabbath to spite the Jews. The purpose of this book is to convince  people to believe that Jesus was the Son of God. Knowledge becomes certainty when you surrender to it. Then you live according to Jesus’ precepts. How is trust conveyed. What does it take before you believe someone? It is getting to be difficult when there are various criteria on what is the truth. It is more than the president. We have become inured to marketing campaigns that are based on various levels of truth. It is also things that take away the trust in others, like the first offer from Equifax upon the loss of 142 million identities. They said they would give credit protection for a year but would require your credit card so that they could start charging you for the service at the end of the year. They also required you to hold them harmless in the event of a loss even if it was their fault. You could not sue them over any identity loss. Also three of their top officials sold off $2M worth of stock 3 days after the identity loss was identified, but before being publicly exposed. It amounted to 7% of the CFO’s holdings. He said he didn’t know about the security breach. His sale was not part of some planned sale either. What a hypocrite.