It is a fairly reasonable question. We come to Jesus. From our religious culture and upbringing we ask “What must we do?”
We have been told our whole life, go to church, pray, fast, be religious. The focus is on doing. It is more than just a religious culture. It is the way of life in America. So, what does God require? Good question.
Jesus wants us to work at believing in Him. It is all about the relationship with him and not what we do. We must believe. That leads to His new plan. His mission will fill us when we know He cares for us.
Then they asked him, ‘What must we do to do the works God
requires?’Jesus answered, ‘The work of God is this: to believe in the
one he has sent.’ (John 6:26-29 NIV)
Jesus satisfies me like bread can never do. My soul hungers for right standing with our heavenly Father. He takes care of that for me so that I never have to hunger for right standing anymore. That longing is fulfilled completely. Taken care of. Done. It is finished.
It is all about Jesus. He is the real deal. He is everything I need to be right with our Father. It is ALL about Him. He is life. He satisfies your hunger.
Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; he who comes to Me will not hunger, and he who believes in Me will never thirst. John 6:35
- Holy Bread for Holy Hunger – A Sermon on John 6:35, 41-51; Proper 14B (interruptingthesilence.com)
- Spiritual Hunger and the Bread of Life (insightscoop.typepad.com)
- More Bread (Part 1) (yomicfit.wordpress.com)
- The Food that Endures for Eternal Life (insightscoop.typepad.com)