J.C. Ryle: It was doubtless as easy for Him to command the stone to roll away untouched as to call a dead body from the tomb.

John 11:38-41 Then Jesus, deeply moved again, came to the tomb. It was a cave, and a stone lay against it.  Jesus said, “Take away the stone.” Martha, the sister of the dead man, said to him, “Lord, by this time there will be an odor, for he has been dead four days.” Jesus said to … More J.C. Ryle: It was doubtless as easy for Him to command the stone to roll away untouched as to call a dead body from the tomb.

Delighting more in luxuries for himself than in love for Lazarus?

John Piper, in a sermon, “Preparing to Receive Christ: Hearing Moses and the Prophets”, comments on the Rich Man and Lazarus in Luke 16: So the rich man in the parable is one of those who presumed to say, “I am secure as a child of Abraham.” But he bore no fruit that befits repentance, … More Delighting more in luxuries for himself than in love for Lazarus?

Different from Lazarus

John 20:1 Now on the first day of the week Mary Magdalene came to the tomb early, while it was still dark, and saw that the stone had been taken away from the tomb. So she ran and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved, and said to them, “They … More Different from Lazarus

His almighty power was not meant to destroy man’s responsibility

John 11:38-41 Then Jesus, deeply moved again, came to the tomb. It was a cave, and a stone lay against it.  Jesus said, “Take away the stone.” Martha, the sister of the dead man, said to him, “Lord, by this time there will be an odor, for he has been dead four days.” Jesus said to … More His almighty power was not meant to destroy man’s responsibility