Hearing and receiving truths take humility and a surrendered heart. Some truths may be difficult to receive when they touch hidden areas. With the help of our precious Holy Spirit, we can receive all truth without condemnation, shame, or guilt.
When Jesus told His disciples He was the bread of life along with other truths, they complained because it was hard for them to understand such revelation. Others, outside the twelve disciples, left Jesus because the truth conflicted with their mindsets. They couldn’t receive it so it was easier to run away. At times, the truth about us or others is difficult to grasp, and like the disciples, we abide in the Lord and do not move away. Where would we go? He is the Living Word. Even if the truth is hard to hear, we receive it with joy trusting its transforming power.
The Lord teaches us truth to bring us liberty from lies that have kept us bound. Layer by layer He takes away the old so the new can flourish. The Word of God separates the soul and spirit and confronts the flesh to bring freedom in every area. Truth is also a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart, and it brings to light what has been hidden so the glory of God can be seen, from glory to glory!
John 6:60-61 “Therefore many of His disciples, when they heard this, said, ‘This is a hard saying; who can understand it?’ When Jesus knew in Himself that His disciples complained about this, He said to them, ‘Does this offend you?’ ”