Saturday, July 05, 2008

Do Not Labor for the Food That Perishes

"Do not labor for the food that perishes, but for the food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give to you. For on him God the Father has set his seal.” -John 6:27

We are guilty of this on a daily basis. We are consumed with our temporal satisfaction and we work hard to get it. We schedule our days around our meals. We leave work in the middle of the day. We just stop what we are doing because of the hunger pangs of our stomach. We can’t stand the ache of not having food. Jesus says to us, “Love me like that.” You have a road trip planned and you know you have to get up early to get to where you’re going. It’s no struggle because your heart is full of the excitement of the day that awaits you. Jesus says to us, “Love me like that.” Maybe it’s Thursday night and your favorite TV show is coming on. You ensure that everything gets taken care of so you can sit down and watch the show. And, even if you don’t get the work done it can wait until later. Jesus is saying to us, “Love me like that.”

1 comment:

BoldLion said...

Thank you for writing this as a reminder that we need to Love Christ more than anything that we are driving after.

I am hungry to continue to eat His Word and learn more about Him.

By the way, I am so glad that you are into blogging again. I haven't giving up hope that you would return to it. I do enjoy hearing from you as you are preaching His Word and learning something from you too.

Hungry to eat His Word,
'Guerite ~ BoldLion