What Jesus Did! 'Bread from Heaven' — John 6:48-50

Friday, May 11, 2018

"I am the bread that gives life. Your ancestors ate the manna (food) God gave them in the desert. But it didn't keep them from dying. Here is the bread that comes down from heaven. If a person eats this bread, he will never die."
— John 6:48-50 NLT
Illustration of John 6:48-50 NLT — "I am the bread that gives life."

Key Thought

Manna came once a day. It couldn't be kept. It was a blessing from God, but it wasn't enduring. Jesus, however, is the bread of God coming down out of heaven that gives lasting life. His words, his life, his body, his truth, are our sustenance. He gives life that never ends.

Today's Prayer

Keep me hungry, dear LORD, for the only Bread that can fulfill, sustain, and give life. Keep my heart hungry for Jesus, my Bread of Life. In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ I pray. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • 1 John 1:1-3
  • 1 Corinthians 11:23-26
  • Luke 22:19


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.