31 Then the Jews took up stones again to stone Him. 32 Jesus answered them, “Many good works I have shown you from My Father. For which of those works do you stone Me?”
33 The Jews answered Him, saying, “For a good work we do not stone You, but for blasphemy, and because You, being a Man, make Yourself God.”
34 Jesus answered them, “Is it not written in your law, ‘I said, “You are gods”’?[c] 35 If He called them gods, to whom the word of God came (and the Scripture cannot be broken), 36 do you say of Him whom the Father sanctified and sent into the world, ‘You are blaspheming,’ because I said, ‘I am the Son of God’? 37 If I do not do the works of My Father, do not believe Me; 38 but if I do, though you do not believe Me, believe the works, that you may know and believe[d] that the Father is in Me, and I in Him.” 39 Therefore they sought again to seize Him, but He escaped out of their hand.40 And He went away again beyond the Jordan to the place where John was baptizing at first, and there He stayed. 41 Then many came to Him and said, “John performed no sign, but all the things that John spoke about this Man were true.” 42 And many believed in Him there.
The best place to go after conflict is to WITHDRAW and PRAY...
Get quiet before God and spend some time, even if you only have a few minutes get away. You may have un-expected results.
In this case Jesus' rejection turned to revival.
I read this in the morning, by 6:30pm I had gotten fed up with my day, and my results. I got away... and decided to start over. The rest went well and I made up what I was behind and I even got breakthroughs on my knowledge of excel. If only I had remember to get away earlier!
Jesus, in verse: 18 No one takes it from Me, but I lay it down of Myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This command I have received from My Father.”
I take it up, I lay it down!!! That is a command from the Father. We have no choice about that. I MUST take authority over my life. I MUST NOT allow circumstances to dictate ANYTHING to me!
Darrell G. Wolfe