The Bread of Life – John 6-7

In the sixth chapter of John, perhaps the greatest of Jesus’s miracles occurred – the feeding of the five thousand. Of course, walking on water was not a small feat by any means. But his “Bread of Life” sermon was quite remarkable. When speaking to the Jews about “eating his flesh” and “drinking his blood,” most (including the twelve) would not fully understand it until later. One meaning is obvious to us as a reference to the Lord’s supper – which he had not yet instituted. The other would be understandable to those who could discern his parables.

In chapter 7, the scribes and Pharisees sent officers to arrest Jesus, But it was not time yet. Don’t miss verse 24, which says “Do not judge by appearances, but judge with right judgment.” God have us minds to be able to judge what is right and what is wrong by way of His word. The “judge not” verse that everyone is so fond of using to excuse every sort of sin does not, in fact, do so.

/Bob’s boy

Bible Reading Schedule for this month
Click links below to read or listen to audio of one of this week’s chapters in Colossians and Luke

John 6, John 7, John 8, John 9, John 10

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