WHEN PETER AND JOHN SAW THE EMPTY BURIAL CLOTHES OF JESUS, AS IF HIS BODY HAD DISAPPEARED OUT OF THEM, THEY BELIEVED! “For as yet they did not know the Scripture, that He must rise again from the dead.” (John 20:9)
This shows how preconceptions can blind a person. Jesus had told His disciples repeatedly that He would die and rise from the dead. But they did not want to hear that, because it didn’t line up with their preconceived ideas, so they blocked it out of their mind. They wanted to see Jesus coming in His glory to establish His Kingdom on earth, and they did not want to hear what He was saying about His death and resurrection.
It is very important for you and I to listen to everything God is saying to us, and not just what we want to hear or what we expect to hear.