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THURSDAY, 10th August
LABOUR FOR THE FOOD WHICH ENDURES TO ETERNAL LIFE [Pt. 1]
John 6 vs
»»27. 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.”~[NKJV]
THE earthly ministry of Jesus Christ was marked by multitude thronging to Him. He observed a certain attitude about this particular followers that they only sought for Him because He fed them with bread through a miracle. This did not go down well with Jesus and He confronted their behaviour and told them to seek for food that lasts to eternal life, not the food that perishes. Though Jesus understands the place physical needs, He is talking about priority here, putting first things first.
He is unveiling to us the MAJOR driving force to seek Jesus should not be for physical or earthly or material needs but rather things edifying unto eternal life. In this generation, many people labour and toil for food or things that perish with time but are NOT willing to labour and “toil” for the things of the Kingdom. Beloved, materialism is not the ultimate reason to follow Jesus. *Enjoying the abundant life to the fullest is best reason to follow Jesus*. So Jesus clearly expressed that “if you will seek for me, let it be MORE of the things that concern eternal life (the God kind of life) or divine life”. Thus, the life of God that I have brought to mankind” (John 10:10).
This is the life God desires to give everyone who comes to Him through Christ Jesus. You can be going to church and still not having the life of God in you. And you must seek for this life. To seek anything from Jesus without first seeking for eternal life is a waste of time and resources. For eternal life is the only ultimate means to enjoy the blessed life in Christ. And this life is only found in Jesus Christ, the “Food” or Bread that lasts unto eternal life. And know that this life is a package. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you always.
Glorious Father, thank You for the word of Your grace which is always able to build me up and give me inheritance. I seek for the expansion of Your Kingdom and righteousness. Yes, I prioritize the things of the Kingdom. The eternal life You gave me is my eternal focus. I refuse to focus on less important matters. I ask and receive more grace and strength to labour for the food which always last to eternal life in the Name of Jesus Christ. Amen !
Enjoy A Glorious Thursday !