Joh 11:45,46 Then many of the Jews which came to Mary, and had seen the things which Jesus did, believed on him. 46. But some of them went their ways to the Pharisees, and told them what things Jesus had done.
Today in my daily Bible reading, one chapter I read was John 11. After Jesus had resurrected Lazarus and they had loosed him, I noticed verses 45 and 46. In verse 45 it says that many believed, but we read in verse 46 that some did not. As I read this, I thought of Matthew 28:16,17 which Pastor preached on last night. Mt 28:16,17 Then the eleven disciples went away into Galilee, into a mountain where Jesus had appointed them. 17. And when they saw him, they worshipped him: but some doubted. In this passage, it tells how the disciples see Jesus face-to-face and yet doubt that He was really alive. That is so similar to what happened here in John 11. They see Lazarus die, they see him buried, and four days later they see Jesus raise him from the dead. But, according to verse 46 some still did not believe on Jesus.
Thinking of these two passages, I am reminded of people today. They have seen the hand of God at work, yet they still will not believe. It reminds me of the rich man and Lazarus in Luke 16. When the rich man, from hell, desired for Lazarus to be sent to warn his five brethren of "the place of torment", Abraham's response in verse 31 was, "If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead."