The scripture for today is John 6:33
John 6:33 For the bread of God is He who comes down from heaven and gives life unto the world.
Jesus, in His interaction with the Jews in John chapter 6, puts Himself forward as the life-giver, the one whom God had sent to redeem and sustain His people. His message was so misunderstood that, in retrospect, we marvel at the blindness of the people who had the living Messiah in their midst, speaking to them face to face.
But at issue is not simply the fact that the people of Christ’s day were blind to His message and mission, but the fact that mankind has chosen to reject the truth (Christ) and embrace the desires of their own flesh (the world).
The people who were listening and questioning Jesus were not interested in Him, they were interested in free food. “Then said they unto him, Lord, evermore give us this bread.” John 6:34 They reminded Jesus that bread had been provided for their forefathers in the wilderness and they wanted the same provision for themselves. They were not interested in spiritual freedom; they wanted the natural provisions without a spiritual commitment to the Savior. “And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that comes to me shall never hunger; and he that believes on me shall never thirst.” John 6:35 Jesus offered them both the solution to their true need and the invitation to come and have that need satisfied. By coming to Christ and embracing Him as the truth that they needed to satisfy the longing of their lost souls, they could have much more than they were asking for in bread to fill their stomachs.
Daily we are confronted with the same issues as these unbelievers. Do we surrender what we think is needed for that which God offers? Christ is still speaking to the world, offering Himself as the answer to everything that the human race needs. Releasing our own ideas and inclinations into the all-knowing and all-powerful hands of God is the intelligent choice of every person who truly hears His voice.
May our hearts be continually open to Christ, the Bread of Life, and may we live and dine with Him daily.
God bless you as you continue in His service.