John 10:36 — Do you say of Him, whom the Father sanctified and sent into the world, ‘You are blaspheming,’ because I said, ‘I AM THE SON OF GOD?
Although Jesus was fully man when He walked on this world, and He was born of a woman, He was no ordinary man.
He was also fully Gods Son.
He was sanctified by the Father.
The word sanctified is translated from the Greek word ἁγιάζω hagiazo (hag–ee–ad’–zo), which appears 29 times in the Bible. In the Amplified Version it is 26 times translated with ‘sanctify’, 2 times with ‘hallow’, and once with ‘be holy’.
It means to make holy, to consecrate, or to sanctify and it speaks of dedication, separation, and being set apart for God.
This can be of material things like we see in Matthew 23:17,9 and 2 Timothy 2:21, or of persons like the Christ, as we see in John 10:36 and 17:19.
The first line of this verse teaches us that our heavenly Father dedicated Jesus for a special task. A very special task. He came to set us free from the heavy yoke of sin, that pressed mankind down, ever since Adam and Eve fell. And we now know, and experience that He did!
But the word also has its influence on us, for it also contains values like to purify, or to make conformable in character to such dedication (to make Christ like) and to free from guilt (1 Corinthians 6:11, Ephesians 5:26, Hebrews 2:11, 10:10,14,29 13:12).
We have to purify ourselves by the blood of Jesus, and live like the example He gave us, and live a holy life.
Ephesians 5:27 — That He might present to Himself the church in all her glory, HAVING NO SPOT OR WRINKLE or any such thing; but that she would BE HOLY AND BLAMELESS.
1 Peter 1:15-16 — ¹⁵but like the Holy One who called you, BE HOLY YOURSELVES also in all your behavior; ¹⁶because it is written, “YOU SHALL BE HOLY, FOR I AM HOLY.”
It works through in the actual sanctification of life (John 17:17,19, Acts 20:32, 26:18, Romans 15:16, 1 Corinthians 1:2, 7:14, 1 Thessalonians 5:23, and Revelation 22:11). Even of a non–believer influenced by marriage with a Christian (1 Corinthians 7:14)
You are blaspheming they said. That means: You are speaking evil.
It are not only the Jews who reacted like this to Jesus.
Also today, many of us today react in similar ways when we hear words that sound strange to us. And when we say it in friendlier words, we only say “you are wrong” or “this needs correction”.
No matter if you use the words from the Jews before, or say it in today’s more friendly way, in both cases the message is “I don’t accept what you said”, or even “I don’t accept you”.
On Facebook this may result in messages not being allowed in groups or even the writer being kicked out of the group. In the past the messenger was not seldom killed, because people didn’t want to hear. Just like the Jews tried to do to Jesus in this Bible part.
Know that whatever people may say, or think.
It doesn’t make any difference to the reality.
Jesus IS the SON OF GOD, and He is the ONLY ONE by which people MUST BE SAVED!
Acts 4:12 — And there is salvation IN NO ONE ELSE; for there is NO OTHER NAME under heaven that has been given among men by which WE MUST BE SAVED.