Now, in light of this experience, what might cross your mind? For instance, would your motivation be to know how to get more of that abundant, “magical,” free food? Or, would you more so desire to get to know the person who produced that food and gave it to you? If these were your options, which would be your route?
In chapter 6 of the New Testament Book of John, there is a historical record of how a huge crowd was fed by Jesus Christ in this very manner. After eating their fill, what do you think those in the crowd wanted the most?
On the next day, when the same crowd tracked Jesus down and approached Him, Jesus told them directly: “Do not work for the food that perishes, but for the food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give to you” (verse 27). Apparently, according to Jesus Christ, there is food that does not perish and which “endures to eternal life.” The crowd having been exceptionally well fed the day before with food that perishes (earthly, material food), Jesus refers to that very event in order to point to the real and true food that is of significantly greater worth– indeed, food that never perishes! So what is this food that endures to eternal life?
Bread. Yes,bread. Bread is that eternal food!
Jesus declared: “I am the bread of life” (verse 35).
Dear reader, have you yet fed upon the Bread of Life? When you and I get to eat perishable food each day, that is a great blessing. However, a full stomach can never reach into our very core: the soul. To have a “full soul,” as it were, we need the bread of life Himself.
“Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household” (Acts 16:31). To believe Him, Jesus explained, is to ‘feed’ upon Him as the bread of life, the bread from heaven (John 6:32). There is everlasting satisfaction in one’s soul only when Jesus is the Person in whom that soul rests by faith.
Let us delight and feast upon the Bread of Life, the Lord Jesus Christ!
-Paul Moon - Evangel Member
At Evangel we offer various bible studies by our Pastors and Elders to learn further how to feed on Jesus. All are welcome!
Evangel Church PCA
423 Thompson Rd.
Alabaster, Alabama 35007