I would be interested to dialogue with you about this point:
God asks us to believe and then to understand but never to “figure it out” by our own intellect as that is limited by the experiences accrued only through our 5 senses which are referred to as “the flesh” in New Testament scripture.
For instance, it seems to me that Jesus offered compelling evidence to Thomas to resolve his doubts:
24 Now Thomas, one of the twelve, called the Twin, was not with them when Jesus came. 25 So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord.” But he said to them, “Unless I see in his hands the mark of the nails, and place my finger into the mark of the nails, and place my hand into his side, I will never believe.”
26 Eight days later, his disciples were inside again, and Thomas was with them. Although the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.” 27 Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here, and see my hands; and put out your hand, and place it in my side. Do not disbelieve, but believe.” 28 Thomas answered him, “My Lord and my God!” 29 Jesus said to him, “Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”
This is very physical evidence, involving Thomas’s five senses, that led to belief.
Further, the word for ‘flesh’ in the Bible needs to be read with great care. For instance, consider John 6:63a:
It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh is no help at all.
This might seem as if Jesus is speaking quite negatively about our fleshly bodies.
Donald Guthrie comments:
The further statement that the flesh counts for nothing aims to draw their thoughts away from the physical to the spiritual. The statement here is relative. John has already declared that the Word was made flesh (1:14). Jesus was not underestimating the importance of his earthly life but was pointing out the need to catch at the spiritual meaning of his teaching.
Further, what are the implications, do you think, that Jesus himself became fully human? To me, that suggests that God loves and cherishes the physical world, including the physical nature of our humanity.