A great many of the Jews knew that Jesus was there; and they came, not for Jesus’ sake only, but that they might also see Lazarus, whom He had raised from the dead (John 12:9)
So much of the church service today is fabricated to appeal to a man’s fleshly nature; from the music to the lighting, from the decor to the motivational message. We leave after an hour or so of what we’ve called worship, impressed by the beautiful music, the wonderful sermon, the sweet fellowship, or the powerful prayers.
Yet in our time together we have failed to be impressed with the beautiful, wonderful, sweet, and powerful Saviour. We have come “not for Jesus’ sake only” but to see and satisfy self.