O God, You are my God; I shall seek You earnestly; My soul thirsts for You, my flesh yearns for You, In a dry and weary land where there is no water.
Thus I have seen You in the sanctuary, To see Your power and Your glory.
Because Your lovingkindness is better than life, My lips will praise You. So I will bless You as long as I live; I will lift up my hands in Your name.
My soul is satisfied as with marrow and fatness, And my mouth offers praises with joyful lips.
When I remember You on my bed, I meditate on You in the night watches, For You have been my help, And in the shadow of Your wings I sing for joy.
My soul clings to You; Your right hand upholds me. (Psalm 63.1-8 NASB)
In John 6 we read about the feeding of the five thousand. After the miracle the people want to force Jesus to be their king. Before they can approach Him, he sends the disciples across the sea back to Capernaum,dismisses the crowd, and then He departs to the mountain to pray.
In the next section the crowd begins to question Jesus as to what sign He will give them to prove that He is the Messiah. His feeding the five thousand was incredible, but Moses had given their fathers manna from heaven. Jesus immediately gets their attention by declaring “I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger…” (6.35). Jesus tells them He is the true manna from heaven, that they must believe in Him, and that this Bread is the only way to have eternal life.
Today we will be comparing Jesus, the Bread of life, with the manna given to the Israelites during their wilderness wanderings. Please join us at Living Oaks Baptist Church as we worship together in fellowship, song, and the study of God’s word. I hope to see you at 10:45 a.m.