#57 Food Everlasting
Posted: Tuesday, June 16th, 2015Print
About Rule and Reign Like Daniel Series
Daniel believed in God as Ruler, so he brought Heaven’s Rule into his earthly government and heathen captors. Do you rule and reign like Daniel did?
Jesus did not address the issue of the food with the people. He went to the real heart of the matter – the endless labor to produce it and the focus that work required, all the worry, attention, and priority of just getting daily food.
Do not work for food that perishes, but for food that endures to eternal life…
John 6:27 ESV
Here is something more amazing than feeding the 5000. These Jewish people well knew the curse of Eden:
“…cursed is the ground because of you; in pain you shall eat of it all the days of your life… By the sweat of your face you shall eat bread…”
Genesis 3:17, 19 ESV
The curse was over. The judgment on mankind ended by this One who captured their imagination and supplied their need with a shocking miracle.
No more sweat and labor? Food everlasting as a gift? Jesus was restoring mankind to the garden of God’s communing glory, where everything was simply given. And we only received.
…food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give to you.