I am the true bread that came down from heaven. Anyone who eats this bread will not die as your ancestors did (even though they ate the manna) but will live forever.”
59 He said these things while he was teaching in the synagogue in Capernaum.
Many Disciples Desert Jesus
60 Many of his disciples said, “This is very hard to understand. How can anyone accept it?”
61 Jesus was aware that his disciples were complaining, so he said to them, “Does this offend you? 62 Then what will you think if you see the Son of Man ascend to heaven again? 63 The Spirit alone gives eternal life. Human effort accomplishes nothing. And the very words I have spoken to you are spirit and life. 64 But some of you do not believe me.” (For Jesus knew from the beginning which ones didn’t believe, and he knew who would betray him.) 65 Then he said, “That is why I said that people can’t come to me unless the Father gives them to me.”
As I am reading this for the umpteenth time … the last verse really struck me. This is what I got from it. We all have people in our lives that we look at … maybe even judge. We think …….. They just don’t get it. Do you know someone like that? That person may be lost or they may be saved but living the lost life (that kind of doesn’t sound right does it?) Just because you are saved does not mean you are free. Anyway we wonder… Lord when are you going to do something? When really it should be, Lord let me get out of your way while you do your job. Picture this … you are doing your job and someone comes over and tries to push you out of the way because they think they can do it better. While you’re giving a speech they interrupt and try to give a better one or they take the saw from you and cut the boards there way, only it is wrong. Now what happens is the job takes longer. Get the picture. We are responsible for planting the seeds … let someone else do the watering. Let the Lord does His job, we cannot do it better. That person will get there on the Lord’s time not yours.
Remember God’s kindness will lead them to repentance. Romans 2:4
Have a blessed day!