01302018 Tuesday

“As a result of this many of His disciples withdrew and were not walking with Him anymore” (John 6:66).

Many publishers have provided in the front or back of their bibles a compilation of “cherry picked” passages for the purpose of offering comfort. These are listed under headings such as “Comfort In Times of Grief…Fear…Suffering…” Unfortunately, just as the regular consumption of comfort food will make you overweight, lazy, and unhealthy; a steady diet of comforting verses will have the same adverse effect. While many had an aversion to Jesus’ teaching about the necessity of eating his flesh and drinking his blood and, as a result, would turn away from following after him, it is the only diet that provides true health and well-being.

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