Anglican Daily Fountain 12th February 2024 (Devotional Today)
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TOPIC: REAL DISCIPLES
TEXT: John 6: 60-66(KJV)
6:60. Many therefore of his disciples, when they had heard this, said, This is an hard saying; who can hear it?
6:61. When Jesus knew in himself that his disciples murmured at it, he said unto them, Doth this offend you?
6:62. What and if ye shall see the Son of man ascend up where he was before?
6:63. It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.
6:64. But there are some of you that believe not. For Jesus knew from the beginning who they were that believed not, and who should betray him.
6:65. And he said, Therefore said I unto you, that no man can come unto me, except it were given unto him of my Father.
6:66. From that time many of his disciples went back, and walked no more with him.
Anglican Daily Fountain 12th February 2024 STUDY:
Many of the disciples of Jesus who heard Him speak about the need to eat His flesh and drink His blood in order to abide in Him (John 6: 56)considered it a very hard saying. Knowing that His disciples complained about what He said, Jesus made it clear that the Spirit gives life while the flesh profits nothing. He also said that His words are spirit and life; although some of the disciples did not believe what He said. He insisted that no one could come to Him except it had been approved by the Father. At this point, many of His disciples left and abandoned Him.
There are two types of disciples: Real and fair weather disciples. Real disciples stay with the Master no matter what, while fair weather disciples stay with the Master for a while and run away, when things get tough. Are you a real disciple of Jesus who stays with Him during the good and bad times, in plenty and scarcity, in joy or sorrow, and in poverty or riches? Or do you abandon your faith because of hardship, insecurity, childlessness, wealth, fame or position? Learn to abide in Christ irrespective of your environment and circumstances (John 15: 4) and you will be a fruitful Christian.
PRAYER: Father, help me to be a real disciple of Jesus no matter what.