Re:Verse reading–John 6:52-69 (day seven)
The closer Jesus gets to the cross the smaller the crowds get. At the point of crucifixion, even His closest disciples deny Jesus. Judas, one of the twelve, betrays Jesus for silver, and Peter, one of the inner circle, betrays Jesus three times in one night. It is disheartening to see someone drift away from the Christ, but those days come for many.
In our text this week we see crowds not willing to follow Christ into the depth of His teaching: As a result of this many of His disciples withdrew and were not walking with Him anymore. So Jesus said to the twelve, “You do not want to go away also, do you?” John 6:66-67
May we never drift away from the Christ when life becomes difficult or when His teachings interfere with our creature comforts, instead, let us draw in closer to God seeking Him completely even in spite of ourselves.