“‘Do not work for food that spoils, but for food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you. On Him God the Father has placed his seal of approval.’”John 6:27
The Jews were beginning to connect the dots about Jesus. Moses was a prophet in the wilderness, and now so was this Jesus. Long ago, through Moses, God had provided the people of Israel bread from heaven; so had Jesus. Their insights were both remarkable and accurate.
In dozens of ways, the story of the exodus was a foreshadowing of Jesus. Moses was a type of the Messiah that was to come. He was a picture of who Jesus would be. If the Jews understood so much, why did Jesus become frustrated saying, “I tell you the truth, you are looking for me, not because you saw miraculous signs but because you ate the loaves and had your fill” (v. 26)? Their excitement had nothing to do with the One who had worked the miracle nor with the miracle itself. They simply wanted more bread.
How prone we are to value the gifts more than the Giver! All the blessings of this world are as rubbish compared to Christ, yet their allure often captures our greatest affections. Let’s set our hearts on Jesus, Provider of all we need and more.
Reflect on your prayer life. What topics occupy the majority of your time with the Lord? What does this tell you about your greatest affections?
Bible In A Year
- Isaiah 25-26
- Psalm 83
- Acts 3-4