Re:Verse reading–John 6:52-69 (day one)
“As. . .I live because of the Father, so he who eats Me. . .will live because of Me.”–v 57
Strange idea to most of us. As unfamiliar and distasteful as it was to those who first heard it. However, it was a central construct of the Lord’s mind.
1) Life requires fuel. No one but God is self-sustaining. We draw/borrow life from something other than self.
2) As bread is fuel for physical life, Jesus is fuel for eternal life.
3) Eternal life is greater than physical life. We should work of it with greater interest/intensity than for physical needs. v 27
4) Bread must be eaten and digested. In the same way, Jesus and His words must be appropriated, considered, obeyed.
Most of us are fitful and irregular in our spiritual diet. What strength and health would come if we could think like Jesus!
“Lord, to whom shall we go? You (alone) have words of eternal life. v 68