Greg Laurie daily devotion - Feb. 20, 2012


More Bread, Please 

“Do not labor for the food which perishes, but for the food which endures to everlasting life, which the Son of Man will give you.” —John 6:27

After Jesus’ miracle of feeding the 5,000, He went across the Sea of Galilee.  A crowd followed Him to the other side.

And when they found Him on the other side of the sea, they said to Him, “Rabbi, when did You come here?”  Jesus answered them and said, “Most assuredly, I say to you, you seek Me not because you saw the signs, but because you ate of the loaves and were filled.  Do not labor for the food which perishes, but for the food which endures to everlasting life, which the Son of Man will give you, because God the Father has set His seal on Him.” (John 6:25–27)

Jesus could see right through them.  These people had no real interest in the supernatural.  Nor did they really have a desire even to know Jesus Himself.  They just wanted their food.  They wanted Christianity without Christ. 

People want forgiveness, but they don’t want to repent.  They want to go to heaven, they want to wear the crown, but they don’t want to bear the cross. 

But it’s a package deal.  You don’t get to pick and choose the things that you like.  You may think, “I want forgiveness.  I want to know I’m going to heaven.  But I still want to sin.”  No.  It’s not going to work. 

You have to decide—do you just want bread, or do you want the Bread of Life?

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