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Names of Christ: Bread of Life

I want to encourage you with some powerful Scripture today. Let’s take a look at John 6:35 (NIV):

Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry. And whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.”

But what exactly does Jesus mean by that? Let’s take a look at another verse of the same chapter. Jesus tells the crowds who were seeking him out, “Do not work for food that spoils, but for food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you” (John 6:27 NIV). Here, Jesus is setting up His declaration, that He is the Bread of Life.

Jesus uses this metaphor to emphasize that the key to living is not found in natural things, such as bread and other things of this world, but in the will of God. And the will of God is this: for all to believe in the One He has sent, and whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life.

Jesus continues the parallel between physical nourishment that bread gives us and spiritual nourishment that He gives us in verse 27, ending it with this: “For on Him, God the Father has placed his seal of approval.”

Bakers in Jesus’ day sealed a mark on their bread to ensure its quality. Likewise, He is the Bread of Heaven, bearing the Father’s mark of approval.

This Christmas, make sure you thank Jesus for being the Bread of Life, our spiritual nourishment, our everything.

Merry Christmas, everyone!


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