Daily Reading 10-18-17
John 6:27-38 New Living Translation (NLT)
How important is loving and believing in Christ? Jesus tells us in our passage, today, believing in him is the “only” work God wants from us. In other words, we cannot trust in our own efforts to gain salvation, because we can never perform at a level to earn it. However, we can trust the love of God found in Jesus Christ as Messiah to pay the debt for our sin and receive salvation as a gift. I am fully convinced “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love him” (1 Cor. 2:9). Believing in the work of Christ brings eternal life, but that connection brings love and nourishment we cannot even imagine!
John 6:27-38 The Bread of Life
27 Jesus said, “Spend your energy seeking the eternal life that the Son of Man can give you. For God the Father has given me the seal of his approval.”
28 They replied, “We want to perform God’s works, too. What should we do?”
29 Jesus told them, “This is the only work God wants from you: Believe in the one he has sent.”
30 They answered, “Show us a miraculous sign if you want us to believe in you. What can you do? 31 After all, our ancestors ate manna while they journeyed through the wilderness! The Scriptures say, ‘Moses gave them bread from heaven to eat.’”
32 Jesus said, “I tell you the truth, Moses didn’t give you bread from heaven. My Father did. And now he offers you the true bread from heaven. 33 The true bread of God is the one who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.”
34 “Sir,” they said, “give us that bread every day.”
35 Jesus replied, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry again. Whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.
Prayer: Lord, I believe you are the Bread of Life that nourishes every aspect of my life. Thank you for your great love and provision. In Jesus’ name. Amen.