Thursday, December 28, 2006
Do not labor for the food which perishes, but for the food which endures to everlasting life, which the Son of Man will give you, because God the Father has set His seal on Him.
In John 6, we see a huge crowd following Jesus in
When the crowd pursued Him, Jesus told them,
Jesus answered them and said, “Most assuredly, I say to you, you seek Me, not because you saw the signs, but because you ate of the loaves and were filled. Do not labor for the food which perishes, but for the food which endures to everlasting life, which the Son of Man will give you, because God the Father has set His seal on Him.” (John 6:26–27)
Essentially Jesus said to them, “Let’s skip the formality. I know why you are here. Stop laboring for the bread that simply feeds your stomach. I am the bread of life. I want you to focus on spiritual things. I didn’t do that miracle to just feed you that day. I was trying to teach you something more. Don’t labor for the food that perishes.”
Jesus was saying that life is more than the things of this earth. Life is more than food. Life is more than clothing. Life is more than possessions. Life is more than a career. Life is more than the pursuit of success. Believe in Him, and eat the bread of life.
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