Turning around, Jesus saw them following and asked, “What do you want?” They said, “Rabbi” (which means “Teacher”), “where are you staying?” “Come,” he replied, “and you will see.” — John 1:38-39
When I first read the above passage, I skimmed over it not thinking it was very important, but I did think it kind of strange of Jesus. Why would He say that? I questioned Jesus purpose here because I envisioned him asking the way I would have asked someone following me. I’d be very suspicious and speak in a suspicious tone which for me would be a little harsh and grating. I couldn’t imagine Jesus doing that. So I thought it peculiar.
Just recently a brother helped me realize the enormous importance of this question. Astonishingly it’s really the most important (more…)