From that time many of his disciples went back, and walked no more with him. Then said Jesus unto the twelve, will ye also go away? (John 6:66,67).
During the early life of the Lord He asked some very thought-provoking questions. Whom do men say that I the Son of man am? (Matthew 16:13). This involves Christs true identity. Peter was correct when he answered, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God (Matthew 16:16). He is both Messiah (Christ) and God. My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? (Matthew 27:46). This involves Christs substitutionary death. He was forsaken that we might never be forsaken. For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him (II Corinthians 5:21). Who is my mother: and who are my brethren? (Matthew 12:48). This involves Christs relationships. He goes on and answers it Himself. Whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother (Matthew 12:50). Spiritual relationships are far stronger than even family ties. And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say? (Luke 6:46). This involves Christs right to complete obedience. It is totally inconsistent to call Jesus Lord, and not obey Him. What, could ye not watch with me one hour? (Matthew 26:40). This involves Christs desire to have fellowship with believers through prayer. The Lord encourages us to, Come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need (Hebrews 4:16). Will ye also go away? (John 6:67). This involves those who are Christs true followers. Peter answered correctly when he said, Lord, to whom shall we go? Thou hast the words of eternal life (John 6:68). NPS