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

Monday, May 2, 2022

[To the crowd that had said Moses gave their ancestors bread from heaven,] 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

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.

* John 6:35.

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 series of one-year devotional guides through each gospel, using one short scripture passage each day and following the Gospel in sequential order. Each devotional consists of a scripture passage and a reflection and a prayer which open up the day's scripture and show how it challenges you to live for Jesus.

What Jesus Did! is written by Phil Ware and is available in book form.

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