Daily Word Of God
After hearing his doctrine, many of the followers of Jesus said, ‘This is intolerable language. How could anyone accept it?’ Jesus was aware that his followers were complaining about it and said, ‘Does this disturb you? What if you should see the Son of man ascend to where he was before?
‘It is the spirit that gives life, the flesh has nothing to offer. The words I have spoken to you are spirit and they are life. But there are some of you who do not believe.’ For Jesus knew from the outset who did not believe and who was to betray him.
He went on, ‘This is why I told you that no one could come to me except by the gift of the Father.’ After this, many of his disciples went away and accompanied him no more.
Today's Pointers on God's Word
As you read the passage what words, phases or meanings caught your attention?
- Jesus says that it is God’s spirit that gives us life; life to the full that leads to eternity. This Spirit is within us; teaching us in all things and guiding us in all situations to the Truth.
- However, God too has given each of us the freedom to resist the Spirit’s promptings but instead we follow our weak human tendencies of the flesh (the body).
- Try to sense the difference between the promptings of the Spirit of God and your human tendencies of the flesh/body. Develop a more delicate awareness of your “inner feelings” so that God’s Spirit can guide you more fully.