John 6:35 - JESUS - The Bread of Life!

John 6:35 (KJV) And Jesus said unto them, I 
am the bread of life: he that cometh to me 
shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me 
shall never thirst. 


   I enjoy sampling different varieties of 
bread when I travel. In the Middle East, I dip 
pita bread in lentil sauce. In Nepal, I fold roti 
- a flatbread that resembles a tortilla shell 
- and use it to scoop curried vegetables. In 
eastern Europe, I smother rolls in cheese curd and 
forest berry jam for breakfast. And for dessert, I 
like warm crepes stuffed with cooked apple 
   Bread is a staple in most cultures. In 
biblical times, lechem was such a significant part of 
the diet that the term referred to food in 
general. Perhaps that's why Jesus called Himself the 
Bread of Life. He knew people would understand the 
symbolism. He, like bread, is vital for sustenance. 
   It's possible that Jesus also used the 
symbolism to teach people that He wasn't an ordinary 
religious teacher or leader. As manna in the desert 
came from heaven, He came to meet our need. Jesus 
said, "I tell you the truth, Moses didn't give 
them bread from heaven. My Father did. And now he 
offers you the true bread from heaven. The true 
bread of God is the one who comes down from heaven 
and gives life to the world (John 6:32-33). 
   Nothing less than the Bread of Life 
satisfies our spiritual hunger. We might try to fill 
our appetite with a career, money, material 
possessions, or even relationships, but these things are 
like empty calories - they might quiet our hunger 
pangs for a while, but they won't nourish our 
souls. They'll never meet our craving for 
unconditional love, forgiveness, and purpose. Jesus alone 
feeds us so well never hunger again. by Grace 
Fox [Mornings With Jesus 2018 Devotional by 
Guideposts and Zondervan] 


   They say that food is the fuel for life's 
engine. Life's motor simply won't run if you don't 
eat. Like most analogies, the "engine as life" 
analogy has a point at which it breaks down. For 
instance, I can park my car and turn the motor off for 
an extended period of time. I don't need to 
refuel it constantly. Much later I can restart the 
engine, and we are off and running again. You just 
can't park life. Well, that's not quite true. In 
the laboratory we can freeze specially treated 
cells at -196C (-321F) in liquid nitrogen and 
keep them indefinitely without having to feed 
them. Much later we can thaw the cells, and the 
life processes resume as if nothing had happened. 
But under normal conditions, every life-form has 
to eat to live.  
   In the Bible bread represents food, the 
energy for fueling life. The Hebrew word pronounced 
lekh-em means "bread" or "food" interchangeably. The 
food that we eat our bodies will digest and 
process, turning it into the blood sugar glucose and 
amino acids and fatty acids that cells recognize 
as their food. And at the cellular level, the 
products of food digestion need to be constantly 
coming in at precisely regulated levels. An 
individual can go several hours to several days without 
food, but your cells can't. They must have a 
second-by-second supply if they are to live. Cut off their 
food supply, and cells will die within seconds or 
   The analogy of Jesus as the bread of life 
to maintain the spiritual life is incredibly 
significant. Just as I must sustain my physical life by 
eating or internalizing bread, so I preserve my 
spiritual life by partaking of or internalizing God, 
Jesus, and the Holy Spirit through daily prayer, by 
spending time deeply studying God's Word, and by 
being filled with the Holy Spirit. Without that 
moment-by-moment spiritual energy stream, we die spiritually. 
   In the wilderness God sent manna to teach 
the importance of daily dependence. It tasted 
sweet and obviously had excellent nutrition, 
because His people lived on it for 40 years. Every 
day it was there, but they had to collect it. 
How will you gather your manna for this day?  
   Lord, thank You for the miracle of the 
grain that feeds my body through the daily bread 
from Your hand. Feed my soul with a fresh 
infilling of Your Holy Spirit. May I live, body and 
soul, for You today. [God of Wonders by David 
Steen re Luke 22:19] 

   Jesus had just fed five thousand men plus 
their families. He had only five barley loaves and 
two small fish to work with, but the people ate 
"as much as they wanted" (v. 11) - and there 
were leftovers (v. 13).  
   This miracle - the only one before Jesus' 
resurrection recorded in all four Gospels - was met a few 
days later by Jewish leaders asking for a sign of 
His divinity, specifically the sign of manna 
from heaven. Clearly, a heart that is unwilling 
to believe in miracles will not be convinced 
regardless of the quantity or quality of proof 
   Are we so different from those Jewish 
leaders? When we see Jesus do a mighty work in our 
lives, do we soon turn around and ask Him to prove 
that He really does love us and that He really 
will provide for our needs? Has your loving God 
recently provided for a need in your life but you 
find yourself already worrying about another 
   What would it take for you to trust your 
heavenly Father completely? [Being Still With God 
Every Day by Henry Blackaby] 




If anyone has a paraphrase, commentary or 
testimony on this passage of Scripture, either 
personal or otherwise, I would be interested in 
hearing from you.  Thanks in advance and let's keep 
uplifting Jesus that all might be drawn to Him. Fred 


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