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A large crowd of Jews found out that Jesus was in Bethany. So they went there not only to see Jesus but also to see Lazarus, whom Jesus had brought back to life. The chief priests planned to kill Lazarus too. Lazarus was the reason why many people were leaving the Jews and believing in Jesus. John 12:9-11
Most of us have heard how Jesus called Lazarus from the tomb, but how many realized the leaders hated losing their power so much they began to plot to murder Lazarus as well as Jesus.
Power and hate warps the soul as well as the mind. Many of the religious leaders, who were supposed to direct the people in the ways of Godliness, righteousness and truth, were so twisted they became the embodiment of evil.
How easy it is to seek to elevate our position in this world and totally miss what is most important--love, self-sacrifice...and truth.