Read John 6:60-71
[Jesus said] “The Spirit alone gives eternal life. Human effort accomplishes nothing. And the very words I have spoken to you are spirit and life.” – John 6:63 (NLT)
Some of Jesus’ teachings are hard. At some point, we need to recognize that rather than continuing to expend our energy attempting to understand, we must shift to directing our efforts toward obedience, trusting that we will understand when it becomes necessary. Obedience often changes our hearts, which allows the Spirit to further work His will in our lives and lead us to greater faith and greater understanding.