TO THE BIBLE: John 6:48-50 AMP
“I am the Bread of Life [that gives life—the Living Bread]. Your forefathers ate the manna in the wilderness, and [yet] they died. [But] this is the Bread that comes down from heaven, so that [any]one may eat of it and never die.”
When God gave the Children of Israel manna from heaven, He told them they couldn’t depend on “yesterday’s manna” for today. He told them to get “today’s manna” today. This is very significant, because Jesus said, “I am that bread of life” (John 6:48 KJV). So, Jesus was the manna they “ate” in the Old Testament, but they didn’t know it. He is the Word of God made flesh.
The Word of God is God’s food for the human spirit, and you need it every day. He also told us to meditate on the Word day and night. Remember his instructions to Joshua: “This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.” (Joshua 1:8). So, you see, you can’t just use your human experiences to live a sound, successful Christian life; you need to know the scriptures!
Hebrews 10:22 also says, “Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.” The water referred to here is the Word of God. This means when you receive the Word into you, it affects your spirit, soul, and body. It energises your spirit, improves your mind (Romans 12:2), and maintains your physical body in health, keeping you immunised against sickness and infirmity (Proverbs 4:20-22). So, make the conscious effort to upgrade your life every day with the Word of God.
Go Deeper: John 5:39; James 1:25
Thank you dear Father, for the impact of your Word on my spirit, soul, and body! As I give myself to your Word, I’m transformed; your glory in my spirit increases and reflects outwardly. With your Word in my heart, and on my lips, my life is divinely regulated for success and notable accomplishments, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Daily Bible Reading
Mark 14:53-72, Numbers 29-31
Matthew 22:1-14, Exodus 20
It’s time to learn something new from God’s Word; write down five new scriptures you will study today.