Tuesday, September 7, 2010
The Bread of Life
And Jesus said to them, "I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst.”
After reading this verse of scripture it can have one of two consequences on a person. We can either receive Christ as our savior or we can reject Him. We have to make a Choice. To receive Christ means eternal life and to reject Him means eternal separation from God. Just as these Jews were given a choice, as we see in this verse, we are also given a choice to either receive Him or reject Him. It is that simple. us this bread” But we can see that this is where the similarity and likeness ends. The Samaritan women meant what she said, because when Jesus revealed to her that He was speaking of His self, she received Him, she was saved and ran into the city saying, “ Come see a man !” She had a well of living water springing up in her soul! But we can see that after hearing His words the Jews turned down and rejected to believe and went away hungry.
We satisfy our natural hunger by eating bread and meat digesting the food for the use of our bodies. Likewise we satisfy our natural thirst by drinking water. But it is the living water and the bread of life that can satisfy the soul and the inner man. Bread gives nourishment and strength to the physical body, but it is Jesus Christ that gives our inner man the spiritual strength that we need. Just as we cannot live physically without bread (physical food) we cannot live spiritually without Christ, who saves ad sustains us. We need to read God's Word everyday so we don't spiritually starve to death! Everyone of us that come to Jesus with a hungry heart will have their hunger satisfied. He has promised that He will never leave us or forsake us. We have heaven’s bread at our disposal whenever we hunger or thirst.