Consider Jesus: Bread of Life (Living Bread)

Let us continue to “consider Jesus.” (Heb. 3:1) 

Jn. 6:32-35,47-51“Jesus therefore said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, it is not Moses who has given you the bread out of heaven, but it is My Father who gives you the true bread out of heaven. 33For the bread of God is that which comes down out of heaven, and gives life to the world.” 34They said therefore to Him, “Lord, evermore give us this bread.” 35Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; he who comes to Me shall not hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst... 47  “Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes has eternal life. 48I am the bread of life. 49Your fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, and they died. 50This is the bread which comes down out of heaven, so that one may eat of it and not die.51I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.”

Bread has been the most important food, the sustainer of physical life, for the vast majority of humanity.  Jesus offers Himself as a truer, better, more filling and fulfilling bread by giving true (spiritual) life.  Jesus is the way of life and the sustainer of it.  

We must partake of Jesus, “Take My yoke upon you, and learn from Me…and YOU SHALL FIND REST FOR YOUR SOULS” (Matt. 11:29), then we will have assurance of life.  

Let our mind dwell more on Jesus: the Guardian of our soul, the source and sustenance of our spiritual life, and the righteous branch of David sent by the Lord to us.