The Apostle Paul wrote in 2 Corinthians 4:3-6, “And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, in whose case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelieving so that they might not see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. For we do not preach ourselves but Christ Jesus as Lord, and ourselves as your bond-servants for Jesus’ sake. For God, who said, “Light shall shine out of darkness,” is the One who has shone in our hearts to give the Light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ” (NASB). One answer to your good question is that Satan, the god of this world, has blinded the minds of unbelievers concerning the truth about the Lord Jesus Christ as the eternal Son of God and the only Savior for mankind.

The Jews rejected the Lord Jesus while He was on this earth. We read in Mark 15:12-15, “And Pilate answered and said again unto them, What will ye then that I shall do unto him whom ye call the King of the Jews? And they cried out again, Crucify him. Then Pilate said unto them, Why, what evil hath he done? And they cried out the more exceedingly, Crucify him. And so Pilate, willing to content the people, released Barabbas unto them, and delivered Jesus, when he had scourged him, to be crucified.” Down through the centuries the Jews have been taught that Jesus is not their Messiah. The Jews are still waiting for their Messiah and they do not believe that their Messiah is the Lord Jesus. This is a second answer to your question. Jews have been taught to believe for nearly 2000 years that the Lord Jesus is not their Messiah.

A third reason is given by the Lord Jesus Himself while on this earth. We read in John 5:39-43, “You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; it is these that testify about Me; and you are unwilling to come to Me so that you may have life. I do not receive glory from men; but I know you, that you do not have the love of God in yourselves. I have come in My Father’s name, and you do not receive Me; if another comes in his own name, you will receive him” (NASB). The third reason is that the Jews made a choice to not believe on Him. They were unwilling to come to Him for eternal life and many Jews today make the same choice.

We hear the loving heart of the Lord for the Jews in Matthew 23:37. The Lord said, “O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not!” May each of us pray earnestly for unbelieving Jews. May we have the same heart of love for them that the Lord Jesus had. There are Jews who have trusted in the Lord Jesus as their Savior and believe that He is the Son of God. However, there are many Jews who are still in unbelief. Prayer is powerful and the Lord is able to use His Word to open the eyes of unsaved Jews to the wonderful truth about the Lord Jesus Christ. May each of us be ready to share the good news of the gospel with Jews and non-Jews as well.  (398.3)  (DJ)