What Jesus Did! 'True Bread Gives Its Life' — John 6:32-33

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Jesus said, "I tell you the truth, Moses didn't give you bread from heaven. My Father did. And now he offers you the true bread from heaven. The true bread of God is the one who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world."
— John 6:32-33 NLT
Illustration of John 6:32-33 NLT — "I tell you the truth, Moses didn't give you bread from heaven."

Key Thought

Bread is the "staff of life" in many countries. But physical bread can sustain only the physical body and for only a short time. Heavenly bread sustains long term. It gives genuine life. Why? Because it has come from heaven! Jesus is that true bread. He alone sustains forever. When our lives are joined to Jesus, his glory and his life become our own.

Today's Prayer

Thank you, dear God, for giving me true bread. Only you can feel the hunger I feel in my soul. I come to you to be sustained and fed. Only you bless with the bread of life, in whose name I thank you. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • Psalm 63:1, 3-5
  • Luke 22:19
  • Colossians 3:1-4

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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.