WISDOM AND INSPIRATIONAL DEVOTIONALS
“From that time many of his disciples went back, and walked no more with him. Then said Jesus unto the twelve, Will ye also go away? Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life.” – John 6:66-68
In the synagogue at Capernaum, Jesus had spoken of himself as being the true bread of life sent down from heaven by which man could live, revealing that he was superior to Moses. The Jews, after hearing these words, murmured among themselves because they did not understand what Jesus was saying.
Among those who were murmuring were some of his own disciples, who, as a result, left him and turned back to follow the teachings of other doctrines. In response to those who had left, Jesus asked the remaining disciples, "Will you also go away?"
How about you? Would you leave Jesus because you don’t understand His teachings? Will you leave him when things get tough?
Think about it - where else would you go? Where can a man go after being under the teachings of Jesus? What other well could his soul drink, be satisfied, and never be thirsty? Who can make the kind of promises God has made and keep them? There is no one else in any other place, group, or sect who is like the living, faithful, and merciful God in heaven.
If you are struggling with understanding God’s word or with anything else in your life, pray about it. Talk to the Father in Heaven. Even the disciples of Christ didn't always understand, but they asked.
Once you have asked God for his help, patiently follow the leading of his spirit as he guides you through his word. As you faithfully continue to do this, you will not only begin to understand God's word, but many amazing and profound things will also be made known to you.
By Gale Henderson. All rights reserved.
Unless otherwise indicated, all scripture passages quoted are taken from the King James Version of the Bible.