105. No one who wants to become a public figure acts in secret (John 7:4).
Jesus’ brothers respond out of jealousy. The attention he has received, likely at home, but now throughout Galilee has taken its toll on their egos. They want to push Him from His retreat because they have misread His purpose. His goal is not limelight, but life. But their point is quite true. Those who want attention don’t hide. They make it happen. While those who are truly on a mission steer clear of such motives. They don’t want attention for themselves. They want to fulfill a greater purpose.