Jesus is Worth Following

61 Aware that his disciples were grumbling about this, Jesus said to them, “Does this offend you? 62 Then what if you see the Son of Man ascend to where he was before! 63 The Spirit gives life; the flesh counts for nothing. The words I have spoken to you—they are full of the Spirit and life. 66 From this time many of his disciples turned back and no longer followed him. 67 “You do not want to leave too, do you?” Jesus asked the Twelve. 68 Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. 69 We have come to believe and to know that you are the Holy One of God.”

John 6:61-63, 66-69

Jesus addressed a crowd of people who were eager to receive food. After miraculously feeding the five thousand and walking across the water to the Capernaum, the crowd tracked Him down. He knew their motive and plainly addressed them, but what He said left many men unsettled. It was His flesh and blood; He taught, that would satisfy. We know the rest of the story and His meaning, but at that moment what Jesus said was absurd. Having faith means believing when only part of the story is known.

The disciples didn't understand what Jesus meant, but they also didn't leave Him. What should be overly evident is that belief in Jesus does not require we fully understand. When Jesus asked if they too would unfollow Him, they conceded the tension. Recognize and place faith in Christ. Even without full understanding, nothing is better than Jesus.

DO THIS TODAY: Remind yourself that Jesus is worth following.


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