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This is a Hard Teaching - Who Can Accept it?

Updated: Feb 4, 2019


Psalm 77:13

'Your ways, God, are holy. What god is as great as our God?' 


When we begin to ponder on the truth of God's ways, we must always come to the conclusion that God is holy, just and good.

If we start to believe our way is better than God's way, then we are in need of a major attitude adjustment because at the end of day, God is blameless in all His ways.


God was just as blameless when He wiped out entire people groups, as He was when Jesus died on the cross for you and I.


Jesus lost some followers when He started talking about drinking His blood and eating His flesh (John 6), and they said, "This is a hard teaching. Who can accept it?”


So who could accept it? What was the difference between those who left and those who stayed?


Jesus asked them if they would like to leave as well but Peter answered, "“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.”


Today, when we teach that Jesus is the only way, many are saying; "This is a hard teaching. Who can accept it?"


Today, when we teach about culturally sensitive issues, many are saying; "This is a hard teaching. Who can accept it?"


Today, when we teach that we must offer our bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God, many are saying; "This is a hard teaching. Who can accept it?"


Today, when we teach that Jesus asked us to deny our self and take up our cross daily and follow Him, many are saying; "This is a hard teaching. Who can accept it?"


So, will you continue to follow Him no matter how difficult things may become, or turn back like those who found His teaching hard?


Of course, the answer of His true disciple will be, "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.”


May our eyes be open to see and our ears open to hear what the Spirit is saying.


-- By Judah Ayling