1 Samuel 10:1-11:15 John 6:43-71 Psalm 107:1-43 Proverbs 15:1-3
Verse of the day:
“You do not want to leave too, do you?” Jesus asked the Twelve. Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. 69 We have come to believe and to know that you are the Holy One of God.” (John 6:67-69 NIV)
Jesus healed the sick, He set the captives free, and He raised the dead. The crowds loved Him for the miracles that He performed and they sought Him out everywhere He went. John 6:2 states, A huge crowd kept following him wherever He went, because they saw His miraculous signs as He healed those in need. At one point Jesus did a miracle to feed over 5000 people when there was no food. This same group of 5000 wanted to forcefully make Him their king. However, all of this changed when Jesus’ teaching became difficult for them to understand and receive. He taught the people that He was the bread of life and that whoever eats this bread will live forever.
The reactions of the listeners were mixed but John writes that most stopped following Jesus at that point. The miracles and provision was to temporarily satisfy their needs but when Jesus taught how He wanted to satisfy their spiritual needs they no longer cared. John 6:67-69 states, “You do not want to leave too, do you?” Jesus asked the Twelve.CA)"> Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. We have come to believe and to know that you are the Holy One of God.”
There are two different types of followers of Jesus. One is simply seeking the hand of God to help them in their immediate time of need. The other type of follower believes that He is the bread of life and outside of Him there is no life. These followers have a genuine love for God and His Son Jesus Christ. What type of follower are you? Do you follow only because you need something or do you always follow because He is the Lord who has the words of eternal life?
My prayer for you today is that you follow the Lord with all your heart, mind, soul and strength. Follow Him because He can provide for your every need now and for eternity. Follow Him because you love Him. Follow Him because He is the bread of life. Follow Him because He is the Holy One of God.