There must be more (John 6)

15 Perceiving then that they were about to come and take him by force to make him king, Jesus withdrew again to the mountain by himself. John 6:15

As I stood before the group it was good to know that the group wanted to know more about God.  This group came at 5:30 AM to study God’s Word so that they could know more of Him so that they could tell others more about Him.

Question:  “What did the people in John 6 know about Jesus?”

This large crowd knew that Jesus was a miracle worker.  This large crowd included 12 disciples who were going to be tested by Jesus.  They had a small view of Jesus in this moment, looking only to earthly resources to solve the need before them.

In this moment, by the sea, Jesus reveals more of Himself to the crowd.  What was their response?  “We want you to be our king?”  This seems so good, but it is revealed that they were only following Him because of what they could get.  Surely there is more to being a Christ-follower than Jesus being just our provider of the stuff we want?

I have come to understand that there is more and more about God to discover every day.  This is why Jesus said:

35 Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst.

Each day God intends for us to come to Him.  When we do our spiritual hunger is met with the richest of spiritual food called the attributes of God.   Each day God intends for us to believe in Him.  As we do, we never become dry in faith and we are always progressing forward having our thirst fulfilled at His feet and in His work.

Many in that crowd in John 6 walked away from Jesus because they did not want more.  They only wanted the earthly and not the eternal.  I want to challenge you to be careful to never get trapped in the earthly.  This happens as we skip our daily time with God.  This happens when seeds of doubt sprout and take over in the garden of faith.

Here are the words of Peter and they are the words of my testimony as well:

 68 Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life,69 and we have believed, and have come to know, that you are the Holy One of God.” 

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