GOSPEL READING: JOHN 10:31-42
The author is trying to prove to the readers the reason for the animosity that existed between Jesus and the Jews. Animosity reached the point of stoning Jesus. Jews stoned someone only when the crime done by the individual was very evident and there was no need for any further verification. Otherwise no one should be punished without proper hearing.
Through the words of Jesus the author says that Jesus was not stoned for his good deeds. The Jews also openly declare that they were not stoning him for his good deeds. They were stoning him for blasphemy: claiming to be God. Jesus’ proof for this is that he had the word of god in him (in fact he is the Word) and he has been consecrated by God. All his actions are the outcome of these truths. All his actions go to prove that he is from God and he has the word of God in him and he is consecrated by God.
யூதர்கள் அவர்மேல் கல்லெறிய வருவது அவரின் நற்செயல்களுக்காக அல்ல> மாறாக அவர் தன்னையே கடவுளாக்கிக் கொள்கிறார் என்பதற்காக. அதற்கு இயேசுவின் பதில்: செயல்கள் அவர் கடவுளிடமிருந்து வருகிறார் என்பதற்கும்@ இறைவார்த்தை அவரிடம் இருக்கிறது என்பதற்கும்@ தந்தையால் அவர் அர்ப்பணிக்கப்பட்டவர் என்பதற்கும் சாட்சிகள் தானே.