Today’s text: John 7:2-9
The feast of Tabernacles occurs in late September / early October so we are about 6 months away from the Passover during which Jesus was crucified.
Jesus would often tell his disciples not to tell anyone that He is the Christ. After several of the miracles He told the person healed not to tell anyone what He had done for them. It is an good and curious question as to why Jesus would do this.
In today’s reading His brothers raise a similar question as they urge Him to go to the feast and make Himself known. “No one does anything in secret while he himself seeks to be known openly (4)” seems reasonable.
How does Jesus respond to their request and how might this explain the other times He wanted to do His work quietly?