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Levels of Belief

John 12, 13

 

 

Some believe but fear what others will think.

John 12:42

42 Yet at the same time many even among the leaders believed in him. But because of the Pharisees they would not confess their faith for fear they would be put out of the synagogue;

 

Some believe but sell out for personal gain.

John 13:30

30 As soon as Judas had taken the bread, he went out. And it was night.

 

Some believe but fold under pressure.

John 13:38

38 Then Jesus answered, “Will you really lay down your life for me? I tell you the truth, before the rooster crows, you will disown me three times!

 

Some believe but are distracted by duties.

John 12:2

2 Here a dinner was given in Jesus’ honor. Martha served. . .

 

Some believe but are content to just be in the vicinity of Jesus.

John 12:2

2 Lazarus was among those reclining at the table with him.

 

And then there are some who are not afraid, who will not sell out, who will not fold, who are not distracted, who are not content; some press through all the way to God Himself.

John 12:3

3 Then Mary took about a pint of pure nard, an expensive perfume; she poured it on Jesus’ feet and wiped his feet with her hair. And the house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume.

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