I took notes on a sermon I heard recently on that two word description of our Lord’s in John 11:35 – “Jesus wept.”
Christ’s goal at Lazarus’ tomb was to glorify God. See verses 38-44.
Jesus in life and death lived for the glory of God. I exist for the glory of God.
My life is custom made in the wisdom of God to conform me to the image of Christ.
God’s no’s in my life are a comfort to me if my goal is the glory of God.
The dead man obeys the voice of Christ, sometimes better than those who don’t come to Christ.
Why did Jesus weep at Lazarus’ death? He’s not a cold, distant God. He is a compassionate Savior who sympathizes in my grief and sorrow, and in my trials and distresses.
I cannot understand my blessings any more than I understand my trials.
Jesus burned with anger in his spirit at Lazarus’ death, and he wept. (verse 33) Why? Lazarus reflected a spoiled creation that wasn’t meant to be. The nations were destined for Christ. He was deeply offended. Sin ruined everything. He was angry at sin and Satan.
Death is a disturbing, shocking interruption against the natural process of life. Death always puts an end to life.
Praise God that for the Christian death is a gateway into eternal life where there is no more sin and death.
Be encouraged by the future, read Revelation 21.