During the time of Moses, God provided the Israelites with manna from heaven. It was the food that sustained them daily in the wilderness. They would gather manna and turn it into cakes (Numbers 11:7–8). They could get as much as they wanted every morning, but they could not store it until the next day because it would rot and stink. Everyone had enough manna for each day. This picture is a powerful representation of the bread that Jesus gives. While the food we eat is earthly and temporary, the kind of bread Jesus gives is from heaven and is eternal. Today, we will look at how Jesus sustains us in our present lives and the life to come.
• What do you normally look to in order to feed your inner being? What is one thing you will do differently starting today to feed on God’s word instead?
• What does it mean to follow Jesus every day? How do you think you would respond if you heard a hard teaching from Jesus and He asked you if you want to go away as well? Spend some time this week meditating on Simon Peter’s response to Jesus’ question.
• Do you make a conscious effort to spend time with God on a daily basis? How do you think this could affect other areas of your life, including your relationships?