What is the meat of your life?

Sometimes we humans forget that Jesus is God the Son, the second person of the Godhead and has been present throughout human history. He was present when Israel was tested in the wilderness and when they failed the test.

In Exodus 16, Israel became hungry and rebelled against God not only by complaining of hunger but also by expressing their regret that they could not immediately return to Egypt. Israel would continue to complain about food and water and continue to rebel. It is simply amazing God kept leading them and saving their lives after all of their rebellion. Continue reading “What is the meat of your life?”

Jesus’ Favorite Food

Jesus was urged to stop and eat, to which he replied, “I have food to eat that you do not know about” (John 4:32, NASB).

The disciples were befuddled. One can imagine them scratching their heads, looking around for Jesus’ secret stash of goodies: “No one brought Him anything to eat, did he?” (John 4:33).

Then he said, “My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me and to accomplish His work” (John 4:34). Continue reading “Jesus’ Favorite Food”

Are you prepared to follow him?

Jesus had just taken five barley loaves and two fish and fed 5,000 people (John 6:22ff). Imagine the power of that miracle. The people who witnessed it wanted to make Jesus their king.

Later, people were looking for Jesus and found him miles from where they thought he was. They asked him when he arrived. It was then that Jesus told them what they were seeking. They were looking for another meal.

Have you ever noticed how much emphasis some people place on food, drink, and material possessions? One would think there was nothing else for which to live. While it is true that people must attend to priorities, these people had mistakenly put their emphasis on eating. Continue reading “Are you prepared to follow him?”

Purer in heart

Purer in heart, O God, help me to be;
May I devote my life wholly to Thee;
Watch Thou my wayward feet,
Guide me with counsel sweet;
Purer in heart, help me to be.

In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus encouraged those who would be following God to be “pure in heart” – “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God” (Matthew 5:8 NET).

But what does it mean to be “pure in heart?” Continue reading “Purer in heart”