What Jesus Did! 'The Flesh Offered for Life' — John 6:51

Saturday, May 12, 2018

"I am the living bread that came down from heaven. If a person eats this bread, then that person will live forever. This bread is my body. I will give my body so that the people in the world can have life."
— John 6:51 NLT
Illustration of John 6:51 NLT —  I will give my body so that the people in the world can have life.

Key Thought

Jesus, unlike wheat that has to "die" to be made into flour, is alive. He died and rose again. He is living Bread. The gift of his flesh, taken to the Cross and sacrificed as a sin offering for us and then raised up on the third day, is offered so that the world can live—so that I can live—forever! Jesus is the forever bread!

Today's Prayer

Holy and righteous Father, thank you for making salvation so accessible in Jesus. Thank you for living in our world, facing our pain, enduring our ridicule, and facing our death. Thank you for the hope that frees me from the fear of death. Thank you for the confidence this hope gives me in my trials. Thank you for giving me the living Bread of Jesus, in whose name I pray. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • John 3:16-17
  • Colossians 1:19-23
  • John 13:1-3


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.