The scripture for today is John 6:35
John 6:35 And Jesus said to them, I am the bread of life. He who comes to me shall never hunger, and he who believes in me shall never thirst.
John chapter 6 records one of the Lord’s most powerful and controversial messages. It sent the unbelieving Jews into a tailspin because they had no spiritual connection with the Father and their reasoning was in the flesh. Jesus said, “It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life.” John 6:63 The spirit words that Christ spoke were not understood by carnal man and they are still not understood by those who are carnal in their thinking.
Jesus declared Himself to be the bread from heaven, the bread of life. He contrasted Himself with the manna that was given to the children of Israel in the wilderness. The manna, although given by God, was not spiritual food. It only provided for the nourishment of the body. Those who ate of that bread, although sustained physically for a time, eventually died. But the bread offered by Christ was not to satisfy the temporal needs of the body but offered something far greater. He said, “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me has everlasting life. I am the bread of life. Your fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, and are dead. This is the bread which comes down from heaven, that one may eat of it and not die. I am the living bread which came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever; and the bread that I shall give is My flesh, which I shall give for the life of the world.” John 6:47-51
The words spoken by Christ were misunderstood by the Jews. While He was speaking of “believing,” they were only hearing “eating.” They were a faithless lot and could not understand the faith words spoken by the Lord, “He who believes in me has everlasting life. I am the bread of life.” Jesus was offering them eternal life and they did not understand a word of what He was speaking.
Today we are confronted with the same lack of understanding among people who cannot hear the words of Christ which we speak. Those who reason in the flesh cannot hear the voice of the Spirit. We, nevertheless, must follow the example of Christ and continue to declare the words of life to a lost and dying world. The only hope for the world is Jesus. We must first come to Him ourselves by a consistent life of humble obedience and undeterred faith. This is only accomplished by God working in us. May our lives be completely surrendered to Him and may we eat continually of the bread of life.
God bless you as you continue in His service.