John 6:27 - Food and Life!!!
Joh.6:27: Food and Life!!!
Labour not for the meat which perisheth,
but for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life,
which the Son of man shall give unto you.
John 6:27 (KJV)
Jesus put his command in one sentence. "Don't work for the food
which perishes but for that which lasts for ever and gives eternal
life." Long ago a prophet called Isaiah had asked: "Why do you spend
your money for that which is not bread? and your labour for that
which does not satisfy?" (Isa 55:2). There are two kinds of hunger.
There is physical hunger which physical food can satisfy; but there is
a spiritual hunger which that food can never satisfy. A man may be
as rich as Croesus and still have an incompleteness in his life.
The prayer for daily bread includes not only food to sustain the
body, but that spiritual bread which will nourish the soul unto life
everlasting. Jesus bids us, "Labor not for the meat which perisheth, but for
that meat which endureth unto everlasting life." John 6:27. He says,
"I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat
of this bread, he shall live forever." Verse 51. Our Saviour is the
bread of life, and it is by beholding His love, by receiving it into
the soul, that we feed upon the bread which came down from heaven.
We receive Christ through His word, and the Holy Spirit is given
to open the word of God to our understanding, and bring home its
truths to our hearts. We are to pray day by day that as we read His
word, God will send His Spirit to reveal to us the truth that will
strengthen our souls for the day's need. MB112-113
But you shouldn't be so concerned
about perishable things like food.
No, spend your energy seeking the eternal life
that I, the Messiah, can give you.
John 6:27 (TLB)