HOST: Michael Whitworth
SPONSOR: Logos Bible Software
So they said to him, “Then what sign do you do, that we may see and believe you? What work do you perform? Our fathers ate the manna in the wilderness; as it is written, ‘He gave them bread from heaven to eat.’ ” Jesus then said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, it was not Moses who gave you the bread from heaven, but my Father gives you the true bread from heaven. For the bread of God is he who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.” They said to him, “Sir, give us this bread always.” Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst. But I said to you that you have seen me and yet do not believe. All that the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never cast out. For I have come down from heaven, not to do my own will but the will of him who sent me. And this is the will of him who sent me, that I should lose nothing of all that he has given me, but raise it up on the last day. For this is the will of my Father, that everyone who looks on the Son and believes in him should have eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day.”
It must have been frustrating for Jesus to deal constantly with people who, despite the many miraculous works they had witnessed by His hand, continued to doubt and demand more proof. This particular audience had witnessed many sick and infirmed receive health and strength by Jesus’ power. They had eaten a meal that He had provided by miraculous means. There was plenty of proof, yet their curiosity and fascination with the spectacular had motivated them to ask for still another sign. Jesus responds to them by simply saying that He is the one they should be seeking and, though they had seen Him, they still did not believe. What they needed—what we all need—is not to be found in signs and wonders but in Jesus Himself, the bread of life. It is in Him and Him alone that eternal life can be found, and it is He alone that should be the focus of our search.
What are some things that people search for today instead of Jesus?
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