OceanSide church of Christ
Read devotionals for July 2021
August 1, 2021
John 6:49, 50 – Your fathers did eat manna in the wilderness, and are dead. This is the bread which cometh down from heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die.
Thought: Jesus stated a plain fact about the manna eaten in the wilderness. It sustained life, but it did not keep men from dying. All the children of Israel who ate the manna in the wilderness were dead when Jesus spoke. Jesus compared the bread of life to that manna. “This is the bread which cometh down from heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die.” Spiritually, he would live. Those who were dead in sins could be quickened by it. Too, they would receive everlasting life in the hereafter.
August 2, 2021
John 6:51 – I 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.
Thought: Jesus often used physical objects to describe spiritual things. Man is not just a physical being. He is also spiritual. This man needs the bread of life to live. Jesus said: “…the bread that I will give is my flesh.” When Jesus said this, He was referring to His death on Calvary. This death is bread to the spiritual man. In order for that man to receive the benefits of Jesus’ death, he must eat of Jesus’ flesh. In other words, he must comply with the conditions to receive the benefits of Jesus’ sacrifice.