John 6:35 - Filling Up On The Bread Of Life, JESUS.
John 6:35 (ESV) Jesus said to them, I am the
bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not
hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never
I like shoes. Even though as a mom of
small kids who works from home I have few chances
to get dolled up, I still have a lot of shoes.
I just appreciate any good-looking shoe.
My ten-year-old son suffers from the same
affliction, though for basketball shoes. Aside from the
moral question of such extravagance for mere
shoes, it seems crazy to buy expensive high-tops
for a kid who seems to grow an inch a month. We
have a sensible spending limit and he spends his
allowance within reason. Regardless, no matter what
shoes we get, there's always another pair, a new
pair, a cooler, cuter pair. Where does it end?
Today I recognize that our shoe fetish is
insatiable. An itch that can never be satisfied. And
like any bad itch, the more you scratch, the
worse it gets. Better to apply medicine and resist
the temptation to scratch from the very start.
The remedy is filling up on the Bread of
Life, Jesus. For me, this means immersing myself
in God's Word, prayer, meditation, worship,
fellowship, and service. When I feast on Jesus I'm more
content. My priorities and desires align more closely
with His. The urge to buy another pair of shoes
I'm not demonizing the buying of a few
pairs of shoes. But I just know one more pair will
never fully satisfy.
Jesus, Who Himself faced temptation,
knows that He alone can satisfy our deepest
longings, whether it be the need for love, meaning,
or, yes, shoes. by Isabella Yosuico
Faith Step: Before your next shopping
trip, ask yourself what underlies the craving.
Consider investing your time and treasure in the One
who fully satisfies. [Mornings With Jesus 2018
Devotional by Guideposts and Zondervan]
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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