Friday, November 11, 2011

The Free Lunch Bunch

Jesus answered them and said, “Truly, truly, I say to you, you seek Me, not because you saw signs, but because you ate of the loaves and were filled. Do not work for the food which perishes, but for the food which endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give to you, for on Him the Father, God, has set His seal.” 
John 6:26-27

Jesus had performed the miracle of feeding the multitude. The next day the people came looking for Him, and Jesus -- always aware of what people are really seeking -- rebuked them. They were only coming to Him for another free lunch and He knew it. The Lord was willing to meet their physical needs. He already had done so the day before. But what He really wanted them to have was eternal life. Something they needed more than earthly food, and which only He could give. "Even when these people were witnesses to the incarnate God, they only wanted more of a show and not more of Him. This parallels people today who want a cheap, easy to swallow message but not the real Message of Truth that convicts and impacts. They want a God who dispenses cures to what we think ails us rather than the real cure to what really ails us—redemption (John 11:40; 1 Cor. 1:22)." -- R. J. Krejcir Ph.D. Into Thy Word Ministries

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