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Daily Verse: “Jesus answered them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, you are seeking me, not because you saw signs, but because you ate your fill of the loaves.” (John 6:26 ESV)
ZETEO (2212): “As a verb, signifies “to seek, to seek for.” Metaphorically, to “seek” by thinking, to “seek” how to do something, or what to obtain. To “seek” to ascertain a meaning. To “seek” God, of “seeking” the kingdom of God and His righteousness, in the sense of covering earnestly, striving after.”[i]
After Jesus fed the 5000, He walked on water to get to His next destination, Capernaum. When the crowd caught up with Jesus, they didn’t understand how He arrived so fast. After providing His followers food, they grumbled, wanting to know what work they must do for God.
“Jesus answered them, “This is the work of God, that you believe in him whom he has sent.” (John 6:29 ESV)
From a Jewish perspective, gaining access to heaven meant following the law and pleasing God with their actions. However, Jesus introduces them to eternal life gained only through faith in Him. We can’t do anything to earn God’s love and grace; He gives it to us freely.
Choose to believe God loves you, and Jesus died for you. Each morning, dive into God’s word and set your mind on things of heaven. The food of this world will one day pass away, but the bread of life given by Jesus lasts for eternity.
Learning to let go and let God challenges me more than anything else. In prayer, I asked God for the courage to trust Him completely, not only with my life but also with the people I love. Placing faith in Jesus means He knows how to run the world better than I do. Instead of spinning my wheels, I need to let God do His thing, joining whatever work He’s doing.
Get to know Jesus by seeking Him through the pages of scripture. Learn about the love He offers to all who believe in Him—experience life with Christ, one day at a time, as you seek Him faithfully.
[i] Strong, J., & Strong, J. (2010). The New Strong’s expanded exhaustive concordance of the Bible. Greek Dictionary of the New Testament (pp.109-10) Thomas Nelson