1 After this, Jesus went around in Galilee. He did not want to go about in Judea because the Jewish leaders there were looking for a way to kill him. 2 But when the Jewish Festival of Tabernacles was near, 3 Jesus’ brothers said to him, “Leave Galilee and go to Judea, so that your disciples there may see the works you do. 4 No one who wants to become a public figure acts in secret. Since you are doing these things, show yourself to the world.” 5 For even his own brothers did not believe in him. 6 Therefore Jesus told them, “My time is not yet here; for you any time will do. 7 The world cannot hate you, but it hates me because I testify that its works are evil. 8 You go to the festival. I am not going up to this festival, because my time has not yet fully come.” 9 After he had said this, he stayed in Galilee.
(Jesus entering Jerusalem Palm Sunday- James J. Tissot 1894)
Prayer: Help me to wait on you Lord, and to trust in your timing and deliverance.
John Calvin Abridged: There is no doubt that Jesus brethren (which could include cousins) were excited by ambition for him to become a celebrity. "His time had not yet come" may refer to when he goes to the feast more than to speak about his death.