Jesus did not leave his first disciples in the dark about his coming death and resurrection. He told them plainly, but they still failed to understand him. God has provided us his word so that we can read and learn from it. When the bible teaches us to do or not do something we are called to agree and obey. When God’s word tells us that something has happened or will happen we are called to trust and have faith. There will be times when you struggle to understand things in the bible. First, pray to God and ask for understanding. If you continue to struggle, try asking questions of others believers. God’s Word will bless, correct, and direct your life if you take it to heart and put it to action.
Matthew 20:17-19 (NLT) "As Jesus was going up to Jerusalem, he took the twelve disciples aside privately and told them what was going to happen to him. "Listen,” he said, “we’re going up to Jerusalem, where the Son of Man will be betrayed to the leading priests and the teachers of religious law. They will sentence him to die. Then they will hand him over to the Romans to be mocked, flogged with a whip, and crucified. But on the third day he will be raised from the dead.”