Mark 16:11 And they, when they had heard that he was alive, and had been seen of her, believed not.
Those closest to Jesus didn’t believe that He had risen. They didn’t believe what He had told them. They probably tried to rationalize the truth. They may have thought that Jesus was speaking figuratively. He said He would defeat death. He said that He would build the temple again in three days. He said that He would rise from the dead but they didn’t hear it literally. They just heard a man speaking when it was God.
Could that be our problem when we read the Bible. Could it be that we think that He doesn’t literally mean what He is saying. Maybe we try to rationalize. If it doesn’t seem believable we see it as figurative.
It is time to take the Bible to mean what God said. He said it so He really means it.