John 6:66–69, “From that time many of His disciples went back and walked with Him no more. 67 Then Jesus said to the twelve, “Do you also want to go away?” 68 But Simon Peter answered Him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. 69 Also we have come to believe and know that You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”
John 6:66. It’s tragic but true…it happens.
Over the years I’ve seen many of the “disciples” go back and walk with Christ no more, just as we read in this passage. One of the guys was a brother that used to teach our New Believer’s class at the church we attended. Shelly and I went through the entire course twice, we loved it, and we loved him. We even had him over our house, he taught a study in our home at one of our birthday parties.
But there came a day when he decided to walk with Christ no more. Was he ever really saved? Will he ever come back? Only the Lord knows. I do know he was a great guy and a great Bible teacher. But it’s interesting to read in our text for today how that after some of them left, Jesus questioned the 12, “Do you also want to go away?” Jesus seemed to be checking on them, their heart, their will…“is that something you want as well?”
Peter, who was usually the spokesman, spoke for the others, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. Also, we have come to believe and know that You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”
Right on Peter! It’s 100% true, that even though there are those times in life we just don’t understand, we do understand this, that there is nowhere else to go. We believe in You Jesus, and we will walk with You for the rest of our lives.
Let’s do that! Love you guys!
Your brother in Christ,
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Love this Pastor Manny, thank you for sharing. This is great food for thought. To never leave or want to leave being with our Lord and Savior.
Sorry to hear about your friend sounds like he was wise and knowledgeable of the things of the Lord.
It is hard and joyful being a Christian at the same time. But if we work at it, by prayer, loving and taking care of each other, reading our Bible daily, keeping God close and talking to HIM throughout our days, the end results of everlasting life with Jesus will surpass our wildest dreams.
May you, Shelly and ALL be blessed