Sometimes the Lord moves us from a place of marginal fruitfulness or limited success to a place of profound fruitfulness— and we often view it as a retreat, a failure, something akin to running away. Yet nothing could be further from the truth.
It seemed Jesus faced one confrontation after another during His short ministry in Jerusalem. In fact, some would call His efforts marginally fruitful, at best. But when He withdrew “beyond the Jordan to the place where John was baptizing first” (John 10:40), everything changed. Many believed in Him (John 10:42).
Do you know why? Have you figured out the great lesson for us in what Christ did by leaving Jerusalem and going back to a place of good memories? If you’re not sure, then keep listening.
This is a study on John 10:33-42.