They Could Not Deny It

  The miracles that Jesus did was more than his enemies could handle. Many believed on Him because of what He did. But not His enemies. "Then gathered the chief priests and the Pharisees a council, and said, What do we? for this man doeth many miracles" (John 11:47). Not only could they not deny them, but they were envious and fearful of what this would mean to them. Why would they not believe what they knew was true? Sadly, many people today are of that same dishonest disposition.

  One of my sons was discussing with a man baptism and its relation to salvation. My son simply quoted to him Mark 16:16, after which the man responded, "That's your opinion." A reminder that those were the words of Jesus had no effect on his position whatsoever. He was dishonest.

  It is true. You really cannot get very far with a person who is dishonest. The parable of the seed as recorded by Luke 8 tells us when the seed fell on good ground it was like the word falling on "an honest and good heart."