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

Friday, May 11, 2018

[Jesus said,] "Yes, I am the bread of life! Your ancestors ate manna in the wilderness, but they all died. Anyone who eats the bread from heaven, however, will never die."
— John 6:48-50 NLT
Illustration of John 6:48-50 NLT — [Jesus said,] "Yes, I am the bread of life! Your ancestors ate manna in the wilderness, but they all died. Anyone who eats the bread from heaven, however, will never die."

Key Thought

Manna came down from heaven once a day (Exodus 16:4-5). It couldn't be kept until the next day except for the Sabbath. It was a blessing from God, but it wasn't enduring. Jesus, however, is the bread of God that comes down out of heaven and 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

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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.

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.