What Jesus Did! 'Seek the Imperishable' — John 6:27

Sunday, April 29, 2018

"Earthly food spoils and ruins. So don't work to get that kind of food. But work to get the food that stays good always and gives you life forever. The Son of Man will give you that food. God the Father showed that he is with the Son of Man."
— John 6:27 NLT
Illustration of John 6:27 NLT — "Earthly food spoils and ruins."

Key Thought

Think about how hard we work and how much money we spend for things that are perishable. Most of what we purchase is subject to decay and destruction. Think of all the effort and energy we put into gaining fame and fortune when those things are fleeting, but faith and family endure. Life is found in Jesus; he is its source, purpose, and destination. Let's not forget that. Most other things eventually deplete our lives. Only Jesus gives us meaningful and enduring life that lasts.

Today's Prayer

God, please give me wisdom to know what is important and what isn't. Help me use my time and my influence wisely. Give me courage to choose the right thing over the acceptable thing. Give me passion to invest myself in what is most important to you. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • 1 Corinthians 15:50-57
  • 2 Corinthians 5:1-9
  • Matthew 6:19-21


About This Devotional

What Jesus Did is a one-year devotional guide through the gospels, using one short passage each day and following the Gospel in consecutive order. Each devotional consists of a passage, reflection and a prayer which opens up the day's scripture and shows how it challenges you to live for Jesus.

What Jesus Did! is written by Phil Ware.

Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright ©1996, 2004, 2007, 2013, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.