Has not the Scripture said that the Christ comes from the offspring of David, and comes from Bethlehem, the village where David was?”
John 4:42 ESV
Don’t assume spiritual things!
There are all sorts of “spiritual understandings” that Believers have out there. The problem is that they really aren’t Biblical.
Over the years, we develop little sayings that don’t really align with the Word of God. Or, people will say and believe things just because it “seems” right.
And the big problem with that is that it can lead to misunderstanding the Word of God and even into not following the Word of God and His will for your life.
The people in v42 assumed Jesus was from Galilee. That caused confusion for their belief. If they would have just asked, “Jesus where were you born?” It would have answered that question for them.
They knew a partial truth. They didn’t know the whole truth. A little bit of investigation would have changed their whole spiritual life.
Don’t settle for catch phrases and bumper sticker theology. Get into the Word of God and find answers for yourself.
When you do open the Bible, ask the Father to illuminate the Scriptures you read by the Holy Spirit.
His Word will be a light for your path.
Father, thank You for Your Word. Help me to trust and obey Your Word and not the sayings of men. Illuminate Your Word by the power of the Holy Spirit, so I will know exactly what You are saying to me.