DAILY DEVOTION, February 2, 2022
And Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst (John 6:35).
This is the first of seven “I am” sayings in John’s Gospel. The others are found in John 8:12; 9:5; 10:7, 9, 11, 14; 11:25; 14:6; and 15:1, 5. My mind goes back to Exodus 3:14, where God identified Himself as, “I AM WHO I AM.” Jesus continually affirmed His identity with the words, “I AM,” thus affirming His deity.
When Jesus declared that He was the bread of life, He made an astonishing statement. He is, of course, speaking of spiritual bread and spiritual thirst. Those who believe in Him will never hunger spiritually or thirst spiritually. He brings 100% spiritual satisfaction to those who trust in Him. No prophet, no preacher, can make such a claim. Only God can claim to bring to the soul complete spiritual satisfaction.
If you are hungering and thirsting to know God, trust in Jesus as your Savior and Lord, and you will be satisfied. That is His promise. There was a time in my life when I hungered to know God. Then I placed my faith in Jesus, and the search to know God was over. That is the testimony of every true Christian.
Father, thank You for revealing Yourself to the world so completely in the person of Your Son. When we trust in Jesus, our hunger to know You is satisfied forever. Praise, honor, and glory be unto His name throughout eternity, Amen.