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I Am the Bread of Life

November 18, 2016

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I Am the Bread of Life

We all know  that no one can stay healthy living  on junk food.     It might taste good,  but it is only junk food.     It doesn’t even honestly  fill the tummy  —  it only makes one crave  for more.

When Jesus was preaching,  many loved following Him  because He miraculously fed them “bread”  —  and He did wondrous miracles.     But,  Jesus plainly told them  that those things  were not important,  because they did not lead  to  “eternal life”.     Jesus further explained  that what they really needed  was to  “believe in Him”  whom God sent.

Then,  they wanted a “sign”  like the “manna  in the wilderness”  the Israelites received  when they were freed  from slavery in Egypt.     Jesus had to tell them  in John 6:32-33,

It is My Father  who gives you the  true bread  out of heaven.     For the bread  of God  is that  which comes down  out of heaven,  and gives life  to the world.

Of course,  the people wanted that  —  whatever it was.     So,  Jesus replied  in John 6:35,

I am the bread  of life;  he who comes  to Me  will not hunger,  and he who believes  in Me  will never thirst.

We come  to Jesus  to receive from Him  when we study  His eternal word  in the Bible.     When we believe  what He says  in His word,  we will be satisfied.     Seeing the promises  God made  in the Old Testament  —  and their fulfillment  in Christ Jesus  in the New Testament  satisfies  our  “hunger”  and  “thirst” for the truths  about eternal life.

The bottom line  —  we need  to be honestly satisfied  about eternal life.     That satisfaction only comes  through knowing and believing  in Jesus.

Going to Jesus  in His word  —  the Bible  —  we find the assurance  of forgiveness,  and say,  “Hallelujah!     Lord Jesus,  Your words  are eternal life.”

Love,
Margaret

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A Christian devotional  to glorify  the LORD of lords  and GOD of gods.

Pray for our country.

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Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus

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The LORD  made this day, let us rejoice  and be glad  in Him.

Psalm 118:24

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The word of the LORD is tried;

He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.

Psalm 18:30

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Sing for joy  in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;

Praise is becoming  to the upright.

Psalm 33:1

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How blessed are those  who dwell  in Thy house!

They are ever praising Thee.

Psalm 84:4

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Just as a father  has compassion  on his children,

So the LORD  has compassion  on those who fear Him.

Psalm 103:13

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O give thanks  to the LORD,  for He is good;

For His lovingkindness  is everlasting.

Psalm 107:1

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Glory in His holy name;

Let the heart  of those who seek the LORD  be glad.

Psalm 105:3

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Not that I have already obtained it,  or have already  become perfect,   but I press on  in order that  I may  lay hold  of that  for which also  I was laid hold of  by Christ Jesus.

Philippians 3:12

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