I was reading Oswald Chambers Devotion this morning and this verse is quoted.
Jesus said to her, ’Did I not say to you that if you would believe you would see the glory of God?’ —John 11:40
Sometimes when I read the words of Christ I hear a hint of something. Maybe even a sense of humor, holy sarcasm? My mind fast forwards to the day when we get to see Him face to face. He may say something like this to us as we stand in amazement. And the Lord could say, I told you everything! You had it all at your fingertips, I held nothing back, its all in there! Then we can go over all the times He told us what was true, and His promises. We shouldnt be in shock when these things come to pass. Its common sense vs faith. The world tells us that common sense is all we need. But Faith is the opposite of common sense, really.
John 11:39 – Jesus said,” Take ye away the stone.” Martha, the sister of him that was dead, saith unto Him, “Lord, by this time he stinketh: for he hath been dead four days.”
First of all, I am going to start using that word… Stinketh. Thought that was funny. So, Martha questions because common sense tells her that her Lord is wrong. There she stood face to face with Jesus and she was questioning his words to her. They didnt make sense. Sometimes Lots of times things the Lord tells us doesnt make sense to our carnal mind. We need to be in Him. Thinking like Him, getting His perspective, trusting like Jesus did when He walked the earth and believing with our eyes of Faith.