Questions (John 7)

Sometimes reading Scriptures simply leaves you with questions.  I don’t know that all my questions will be answered in this life.  But it may be that I’m not supposed to have some of the answers, though I am supposed to have the questions. 

Reading over the beginning of John 7, I found I have a couple of questions.

1st- Jesus said to His brothers in v.6-

 “My time is not yet here, but your time is always opportune.”  

I wonder what exactly He meant with the end of that statement. 


The second question that came to mind after reading vs. 12-13

“There was much grumbling among the crowds concerning Him; some were saying, “He is a good man”; others were saying, “No, on the contrary, He leads the people astray.”  Yet no one was speaking openly of Him for fear of the Jews. “

We know the leaders were opposed to Christ.  So why was it then that those in the crowds who opposed Jesus were afraid of the Jews?  Why wasn’t it only those who spoke highly of Jesus that were afraid.

Just something to chew on.  Feel free to reply with any insights you might have.