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To Whom Shall We Go?

John 6:67-69

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“You do not want to leave too, do you?” Jesus asked the Twelve.
Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. We have come to believe and to know that you are the Holy One of God.”

John 6:67-69 NIV

Jesus’ teaching in this chapter was confusing and challenging to those who heard him, and many had turned away and no longer followed him. I am sure that it was just as confusing to the twelve, but when Jesus asks them if they will leave also, Peter essentially says, we often don’t know what you are saying, and the homeless life following you through Israel is difficult. But we are convinced that you are the Holy One of God. And we believe that you have the words of eternal life?

Many people today do the same thing the crowd did. They follow Jesus so long as he is feeding them and the going is easy. But when the teaching gets hard, when life gets in the way, or when the novelty wears off, they turn back and no longer follow Jesus. But blessed are those who, like the twelve, recognize Jesus as the Holy One of God who brings eternal life. And, like the twelve, they remain steadfast, walking with Jesus wherever he leads.

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Ed Jarrett

Just an old clay jar that God continues to see fit to use in his kingdom's work. I am retired, married with 2 children, and 4 grandchildren. I have followed Jesus for many years. And I love to share what He has given me from His word.

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