Monday, May 5, 2014

+DEV+ The Bread Of Heaven

Date: May 5, 2014 1:25 AM
Topic: +DEV+  The Bread Of Heaven

The Bread Of Heaven

"I am the bread of life." (John 6:48)

Scripture Focus: Exodus 16, John 6:30-51

Nearly 1,500 years before the events of John 6, God used Moses to deliver the Israelites out of Egypt. For the 40 years that followed, God fed an estimated 2 million men, women, and children as they journeyed in the desert to the Promised Land. He did this by sending bread from heaven. Having just fed a crowd of 5,000, Jesus takes the opportunity to show that He is the true bread from heaven. What was only a shadowy allusion before was now perfectly revealed in Him. 

The Israelites who ate the manna (bread) God gave them in the desert all died (vs:49). But Jesus is the bread God gives, "who comes down from heaven" (vs:33), and those who eat of it "will live forever" (vs:51). 

How may we receive this bread? By believing entirely in Jesus Christ. If He is the bread, how do we "eat" Him? As we set out to make everything He is and everything He taught the very "foods" we desire to live by, we show that we long to know Him as our source of life. He is our sustenance, the daily bread we need.

Insight: Lord Jesus, you alone are the true bread of life, the bread of heaven. may we hunger to know and love You more each day. Amen.

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