14.02.18 Jn. 14:22-24
APOSTLE JUDAS QUESTIONS JESUS
22 Judas (not Iscariot) said to Him, “Lord, how is it You’re going to reveal Yourself to us and not to the world?”
23 Jesus answered, “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word. My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him. 24 The one who doesn’t love Me will not keep My words. The word that you hear is not Mine but is from the Father who sent Me.
“Lord, how is it You’re going to reveal Yourself to us and not to the world?” The disciples had lived with Jesus for at least three and a half, possibly four and a half years. They were with Him every day except for those brief times when He secluded Himself to pray. Still, they did not fully comprehend His mission nor would they until after the resurrection. This question reveals that they were still expecting Him to be the political-messiah who would come to the temple steps, reveal his identity, deliver them from Roman occupation, and re-establish the kingdom of David. The concept of a Messiah who would deliver them from the bondage of sin was still not in their thinking.