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The Hard Sayings of Our Lord

The proper answer for the disciples then and the disciples now is the one Simon Peter gave. When we find things in God’s Word we cannot understand and do not seem to find an answer for, we should remember his testimony…

When Jesus said, “Will you also go away?” Peter answered, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You (alone) have the words of eternal life” (John 6:67-68).

That’s the answer. It’s the answer of the faithful, but not of the shallow or the fan.

We are not here because it’s easy or because we have Jesus all figured out. We are here because He alone is the Savior of the world, the only begotten Son of God. There is No Other Name, period.

There are no other choices. All those other gods are not gods.

Anyway, doesn’t it figure that if the God of the universe were to dwell among us in human flesh, He might know a few things we don’t? Do some things differently from how we might expect? Phrase something in an unusual manner? Put some things on the highest shelf to remind us who is in charge here? (Have you read Job chapters 38-41 where God did exactly that?)

Jesus is Lord. And we ain’t.

Not even.

This article originally appeared here.

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Joe McKeever has been a preacher for nearly 60 years, a pastor for 42 years, and a cartoonist/writer for Christian publications all his adult life. He lives in Ridgeland, Mississippi.