When Jesus confronts the Jewish leaders with the truth of who He is, they naturally respond by wanting to silence His voice, to take Him captive (John 7:32), to destroy Him or, literally, to kill Him (John 7:19). And, unlike many of us today in the church, Jesus did not retreat but boldly stood and declared to them the gospel once again. Consider the following:
On the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water” (John 7:37-38).
Jesus preaches to them the gospel in just three words: thirst, come and drink.
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The following is a study on John 7:25-39.