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

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Jesus said, "I tell you the truth. Moses was not the one that gave your people bread from heaven. But my Father gives you the true bread from heaven. What is the bread of God? God's bread is the One that comes down from heaven and gives life to the world."
— John 6:32-33 NLT
Illustration of John 6:32-33 NLT —  Moses was not the one that gave your people bread from heaven.

Key Thought

Bread is the "staff of life" in many countries. But physical bread can only sustain the physical body for 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 life is joined to his, his glory and his life become our own.

Today's Prayer

Thank you, dear Heavenly Father, for giving me true bread. Only your Son, Jesus, 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


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.