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Du kommenterer med bruk av din Twitter konto. Du kommenterer med bruk av din Facebook konto. Varsle meg om nye innlegg via E-post. Every man - It is customary, or it is generally done. When men have well drunk - This word does not of necessity mean that they were intoxicated, though it is usually employed in that sense. It may mean when they have drunk sufficient, or to satiety; or have drunk so much as to produce hilarity, and to destroy the keenness of their taste, so that they could not readily distinguish the good from that which was worse.
But this cannot be adduced in favor of drunkenness, even if it means to be intoxicated; for, 1. It is not said of those who were present "at that feast," but of what generally occurred. For anything that appears, at that feast all were perfectly temperate and sober.
It is not the saying of Jesus that is here recorded, but of the governor of the feast, who is declaring what usually occurred as a fact. There is not any expression of opinion in regard to its "propriety," or in approval of it, even by that governor. It does not appear that our Saviour even heard the observation. Still less is there any evidence that he approved such a state of things, or that he designed that it should take place here.
Further, the word translated "well drunk" cannot be shown to mean intoxication; but it may mean when they had drunk as much as they judged proper or as they desired. It is clear that neither our Saviour, nor the sacred writer, nor the speaker here expresses any approval of intemperance, nor is there the least evidence that anything of the kind occurred here.
It is not proof that we approve of intemperance when we mention, as this man did, what occurs usually among men at feasts. Is worse - Is of an inferior quality. The good wine - This shows that this had all the qualities of real wine. We should not be deceived by the phrase "good wine. Pliny, Plutarch, and Horace describe wine as "good," or mention that as "the best wine," which was harmless or "innocent" - poculo vini "innocentis.
It should not be assumed, therefore, that the "good wine" was "stronger" than the other: it is rather to be presumed that it was milder. The wine referred to here was doubtless such as was commonly drunk in Palestine.
That was the pure juice of the grape. It was not brandied wine, nor drugged wine, nor wine compounded of various substances, such as we drink in this land. The common wine drunk in Palestine was that which was the simple juice of the grape. But we have no right to take that sense of the word, and go with it to the interpretation of the Scriptures.
We should endeavor to place ourselves in the exact circumstances of those times, ascertain precisely what idea the word would convey to those who used it then, and apply that sense to the word in the interpretation of the Bible; and there is not the slightest evidence that the word so used would have conveyed any idea but that of the pure juice of the grape, nor the slightest circumstance mentioned in this account that would not be fully met by such a supposition.
No man should adduce This instance in favor of drinking wine unless he can prove that the wine made in the waterpots of Cana was just like the wine which he proposes to drink.
The Saviour's example may be always pleaded just as it was; but it is a matter of obvious and simple justice that we should find out exactly what the example was before we plead it. There is, moreover, no evidence that any other part of the water was converted into wine than that which was "drawn out" of the water-casks for the use of the guests. On this supposition, certainly, all the circumstances of the case are met, and the miracle would be more striking.
All that was needed was to furnish a "supply" when the wine that had been prepared was nearly exhausted. The object was not to furnish a large quantity for future use. The miracle, too, would in this way be more apparent and impressive. On this supposition, the casks would appear to be filled with water only; as it was drawn out, it was pure wine. Who could doubt, then, that there was the exertion of miraculous power?
All, therefore, that has been said about the Redeemer's furnishing a large quantity of wine for the newly-married pair, and about his benevolence in doing it, is wholly gratuitous. There is no evidence of it whatever; and it is not necessary to suppose it in order to an explanation of the circumstances of the case. John This beginning of miracles did Jesus in Cana of Galilee, and manifested forth his glory; and his disciples believed on him.
This beginning of miracles - This his first public miracle. This is declared by the sacred writer to be a "miracle" - that is, an exertion of divine power, producing a change of the substance of water into wine, which no human power could do.
Manifested forth - Showed; exhibited. His glory - His power, and proper character as the Messiah; showed that he had divine power, and that God had certainly commissioned him. This is shown to be a real miracle by the following considerations: 1.
Real water was placed in the vessels. This the servants believed, and there was no possibility of deception. The water was placed where it was not customary to keep wine.
It could not be pretended that it was merely a mixture of water and wine. It was judged to be wine without knowing whence it came. There was no agreement between Jesus and the governor of the feast to impose on the guests. It was a change which nothing but divine power could effect. He that can change water into a substance like the juice of the grape must be clothed with divine power.
Believed on him - This does not mean that they did not believe on him beforehand, but that their faith was confirmed or strengthened. They saw a miracle, and it satisfied them that he was the Messiah. From this narrative we may learn: 1. That marriage is honorable, and that Jesus, if sought, will not refuse his presence and blessing on such an occasion.
On such an occasion the presence and approbation of Christ should be sought. No compact formed on earth is more important; none enters so deeply into our comfort in this world; perhaps none will so much affect our destiny in the world to come.
It should be entered into, then, in the fear of God. On all such occasions, our conduct should be such that the presence of Jesus would be no interruption or disturbance. He is holy. He is always present in every place; and on all festival occasions our deportment should be such as that we should welcome the presence of the Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus delighted to do Potte-John 2 - Various - Det Man Hører Er Man Selv - Latter 1997-2004 (CD).
In the very beginning of his ministry he worked a miracle to show his benevolence. This was the appropriate commencement of a life in which he was to go about doing good. He seized every opportunity of doing it; and at a marriage feast, as well as among the sick and poor, he showed the character which he always sustained - that of a benefactor of Potte-John 2 - Various - Det Man Hører Er Man Selv - Latter 1997-2004 (CD). An argument cannot be drawn from this instance in favor of intemperate drinking.
There is no evidence that any who were present on that occasion drank too freely. Nor can an argument be drawn from this case in favor even of drinking wine such as we have.
The common wine of Judea was the pure juice of the grape, without any mixture of alcohol, and was harmless. It was the common drink of the people, and did not tend to produce intoxication.
Those wines are little less injurious than brandy, and the habit of drinking them should be classed with the drinking of all other liquid fires. The following table will show the danger of drinking the "wines" that are in common use: Wine Alcohol Content Brandy has fifty-three parts and 39 hundredths in a hundred of alcohol, or percent Rum percent Whisky Scotch. What difference can it make in morals?
What difference in its effects on his system? The experience of the world has shown that water, pure water, is the most wholesome, safe, and invigorating drink for man. John After this he went down to Capernaum, he, and his mother, and his brethren, and his disciples: and they continued there not many days. To Capernaum - See the notes at Matthew Not many days - The reason why he remained there no longer was that the Passover was near, and they went up to Jerusalem to attend it.
See the notes at Matthew And Jesus went up to Jerusalem - Every male among the Jews was required to appear at this feast. Jesus, in obedience to the law, went up to observe it. This is the first Passover on which he attended after he entered on the work of the ministry.
It is commonly supposed that he observed three others one recorded Luke ; another Johnand the last one on the night before he was crucified, John As his baptism when he entered on his ministry had taken place some time before this - probably not far from six months - it follows that the period of his ministry was not far from three years and a half, agreeably to the prophecy in Daniel John And found in the temple those that sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the changers of money sitting: Found in the temple This took place at the commencement of his public ministry; that at the close.
On each occasion he showed that his great regard was for the pure worship of his Father; and one great design of his coming was to reform the abuses which had crept into that worship, and to bring man to a proper regard for the glory of God.
If it be asked how it was that those engaged in this traffic so readily yielded to Jesus of Nazareth, and that they left their gains and their property, and fled from the temple at the command of one so obscure as he was, it may be replied, 1. That their consciences reproved them for their impiety, and they could not set up the "appearance" of self-defense.
It was customary in the nation to cherish a profound regard for the authority of a prophet; and the appearance and manner of Jesus - so fearless, so decided, so authoritative led them to suppose "he" was a prophet, and they were afraid to resist him.
Even then, Jesus had a wide reputation among the people, but it is not improbable that many supposed him to be the Messiah. Jesus on all occasions had a most wonderful control over people.
None could resist him. There was something in his manner, as well as in his doctrine, that awed men, Potte-John 2 - Various - Det Man Hører Er Man Selv - Latter 1997-2004 (CD) made them tremble at his presence. Compare John On this occasion he had the manner of a prophet, the authority of God, and the testimony of their own consciences, and they could not, therefore, resist the authority by which he spoke.
Though Jesus thus purified the temple at the commencement of his ministry, yet in three years the same scene was to be repeated. See Matthew And from this we may learn: 1. How soon people forget the most solemn reproofs, and return to evil practices. That no sacredness of time or place will guard them from sin. In the very temple, under the very eye of God, these people soon returned to practices for which their consciences reproved them, and which they knew that God disapproved.
We see here how strong is the love of gain - the ruling passion of mankind. Not even the sacredness of the temple, the presence of God, the awful ceremonials of religion, deterred them from this unholy traffic. So wicked men and hypocrites will always turn "religion," if possible, into gain; and not even the sanctuary, the Sabbath, or the most awful and sacred scenes, will deter them from schemes of gain.
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