Jesus then said to them, "Truly, truly, I say to you, it is not Moses who has given you the bread out of heaven, but it is My Father who gives you the true bread out of heaven.John 6:32(NASB)
Too often today men and women are seeking to gratify their short-term physical desires at the expense of their eternal, spiritual need.
Too many believers today are seeking to gratify their carnal lusts and excite their flesh; their feeling and their emotions with sights and signs.. miracles and wonders and worldly 'hip' and 'hype' - at the expense of true, spiritual satisfaction, which alone comes from knowing the Lord Jesus Christ, and trusting Him as Saviour and Lord.
Today as in times past, men and women hunger for satisfaction now, rather than thirsting after the pure milk of the Word of God, and yearning for the spiritual meat that is packed to overflowing within the pages of holy Scripture.
Today as then, many are attracted by the miracles that Christ preformed and the signs and wonders that gratify the flesh.. and as in bygone times, many dance attendance on the false teachings that tickle their itching ears with soothing messages that remove accountability to God.. and responsibility towards other people.
And so today as then.. men labour for the bread which perishes in preference for the life-given Bread of life, which is found only in the Person of Jesus Christ our Lord.
It was God alone Who gave the Israelites manna in the wilderness and it is God alone Who has given us the Person of the Lord Jesus Christ, to be our true and living Bread. Christ alone is the life-giving spiritual manna from heaven, that lasts through time and into eternity - and it is given as a free gift of His grace.. by faith to ALL who will trust in Him.
Heavenly Father, thank You that in Your grace You sent the Lord Jesus Christ to be our living Bread from heaven. Thank You that in Him is life, abundant life - eternal life, and that in Him I have all that I need to sustain my soul. Thank You that His body is my bread and His blood is my drink and that through His death and resurrection I have been made a new creation in Christ.. in Whose name I pray, AMEN.