I Am the Bread of Life

by Scarlett Stough

For the Scripture References and related Bible Study Guide, go to Bible Study Guide: Hunger and Thirst for Righteousness.

Jesus said, "I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never go hungry, and he who believes in me will never be thirsty" (John 6:35).

He wasn't talking about grain ground into flour and baked into loaves; he was talking about feeding that spiritual hunger everyone has. Apart from the God who created all things, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, people seek to satisfy that hunger with material things, false gods and religions, various pleasures and addictions, and relationships with other people. But the hunger and the thirst keep on returning.

Jesus more than once fed thousands of people with a small amount of food. When the crowds returned, Jesus said:

"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. 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 6:26-27

When he was asked "what must we do to do the works God requires?" he replied:

"The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent."
John 6:28-29

We have sufficient evidence of this truth from God's promise to Eve (Genesis 3:15) to Abraham, Moses, the prophets sent to Israel, and the eyewitness reports of those who walked with Jesus on this earth into the last words of the Apostle John in Revelation recording Jesus' words to him. The existence of the nation of Israel which God promised would always survive in spite of all the efforts to wipe it out; the continuing existence of The Holy Scriptures in spite of all the efforts to destroy and deny its truth, and the existence of a church, divided though it may be, still exists to proclaim Jesus as the Son of God and the Savior of the world.

The Holy Spirit still calls out "Come."

Volume 18 Issue 05 | Notes from Nancy | Women in Christ Commentary | Bible Study Guide | Abundance of the Heart | Exhortation

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