Jhn 6:27 – “Do not labor for the food which perishes, but for the food which endures to everlasting life, which the Son of Man will give you, because God the Father has set His seal on Him.”
Jhn 6:51 – “I am the living bread which came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever; and the bread that I shall give is My flesh, which I shall give for the life of the world.”
The Jews wondered around in the Wilderness of Sin for 40 years because of their complaining, sin, and testing of God. Somewhere near the beginning of this trip God had to provide food for them so they could survive the desert and get to the Promised land. He sent bread from Heaven – manna. Similarly the world at the time of Jesus’s birth was a barren desert (spiritually), man had no real path to salvation and an even slimmer chance at knowing God personally. But God provided what mankind really needed – not bread for the stomach but the bread of eternal life.
It’s important so recognize that Jesus came from God directly and the salvation He offers doesn’t come because of our goodness or worthiness. Jesus in John 6 corrected the peoples opinion in reminding them that the manna in Exodus came from God not from Moses, just as He himself the bread of life came from God. Jesus’s name means God is salvation and His title “Emmanuel” from the Old Testament means God is with us.
Jesus was sent from Heaven to satisfy the true appetite of the soul, the need for a savior. Despite this act of God, the world is still trying to satisfy their unsatisfied appetite with idols, false gods and distractions from the true God. Sadly the world has been eating the wrong bread, temporary bread that avails to nothing in the end (Pro 16:25). When you accept Christ as Lord and Savior you tear down those idols and acknowledge God for who He is. You begin to eat the True bread and not the counterfeit.
Jhn 6:35 – And Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst.
Which bread are you eating to sustain your life?