WORD & POWER for TODAY
… enlightening your human spirit.
WHY DO YOU FOLLOW JESUS?
“Jesus answered them and said, “most assuredly, I say to you, you seek Me, not because you saw the signs, but because you ate of the loaves and were filled.” John 6:26 NKJV
Not many chase Jesus for the purposes of serving God and making it into Heaven. A lot follow Him for their immediate and very personal reasons.
A large crowd had traveled across the sea pursuing Jesus. Any Preacher would like that; right? But, they were shocked when Jesus confronted them with the truth! ““Very truly I tell you, you are looking for me, not because you saw the signs I performed but because you ate the loaves and had your fill.” John 6:26 NIV. If your personal needs are the reasons you are following Jesus, if those needs are not met (especially soon enough) you would walk away from Him!
“Do not work for food that spoils, but for food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you. For on him God the Father has placed his seal of approval.” John 6:27 NIV. Every thing on this earth has a date of expiry! Do not be like Esau who pursued material things at the expense of the spiritual: he wept bitterly in regret when he saw his folly! Pursue Jesus, chase after His words and do them! Every good thing will find its way into your custody; as you follow Jesus!