In John 8:48-59, Jesus had a conversation with some Jews that got them angry to the point that they wanted to stone Him. He stated that He was eternal, that He knew the Father, that He existed before Abraham was born. Why were the Jews so angry? This happened again in John 10:31. This was the punishment meted out for blasphemy. Over and above that, Jesus challenged their faith in God beyond what they were ready to accept. Are there times you have felt the same way? How do you respond? Do you let nature take its course? Do you allow your faith to grow? Do you allow God to mould you afresh to become what He wants you to be under the circumstances? Do you give up?