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John 8:42 Jesus said to them, “If God were your Father, you would love Me, for I proceeded forth and came from God; nor have I come of Myself, but He sent Me. 43 Why do you not understand My speech? Because you are not able to listen to My word.

Jesus tried to let these religious Samaritans know in so many words that He was sent by God and He is greater than anyone else who came before Him.

As Jesus speaks, the Pharisees attempt to converse with Him using natural logic. They’re not even on the same page. Jesus is speaking spiritually, but they are responding logically. If the Pharisees would’ve believed and taken Jesus at His Word, they would have been in right standing with God. They chose not to believe based on a disconnect between what Jesus was saying and their logic.

Some of us (believers and unbelievers) do this today. We attempt to understand spiritual things using natural logic. We’ll never understand spiritual things using our natural minds. The natural man does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God. For they are foolishness to him, and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually discerned (1 Cor. 2:14). If we can’t fathom what the Bible or ministers are saying logically, we’ll choose not to believe.

We can only understand spiritual things through our faith. Every spiritual thing requires belief that goes beyond our logic. It may not initially make sense or it may be difficult to comprehend, but choose to go past your logic and believe.

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