Does Jesus explain why some will search for Him, but will not find Him?

2 Timothy Chapter 2
Hebrews 2
Galatians 5  

John 7:34

NIV - 34 You will look for me, but you will not find me; and where I am, you cannot come.

Clarify Share Report Asked April 20 2016 Mini Matthew Miller Supporter

Community answers are sorted based on votes. The higher the vote, the further up an answer is.

Mini Tim Maas Retired Quality Assurance Specialist with the U.S. Army
I don't believe that Jesus Himself specifically spelled out the answer to your question in the passage cited. However, as I see it, Jesus was speaking to people who did not recognize or accept Him as the Messiah sent by God. After Jesus ascended to heaven (forty days following His resurrection), such people would seek Him (in the same way that they came to hear Him in the temple) and not find Him, because, in this life, He would no longer be visibly present on earth, and because those people would also not be with Him in God's kingdom in eternity, due to their lack of faith in Him as the means provided by God to gain forgiveness of sins and eternal life in God's presence.

April 20 2016 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

Add your Answer

All answers are REVIEWED and MODERATED.
Please ensure your answer MEETS all our guidelines.

What makes a good answer? ▼

A good answer provides new insight and perspective. Here are guidelines to help facilitate a meaningful learning experience for everyone.

  1. Adhere to the eBible Statement of Faith.
  2. Your answer should be complete and stand-alone.
  3. Include supporting arguments, and scripture references if possible. Seek to answer the "why".
  4. Adhere to a proper tone and spirit of love and understanding.
  5. For more info see The Complete Guide to eBible
  1. 4000 characters remaining