After Jesus fed the multitude He went with His disciples to the other side of the Sea of Galilee during the night. The following day the crowds returned to the place where He had been, and upon discovering that He was gone, many of them climbed into boats and followed Him to the other side.
Many folks today would argue that seeking Jesus for any reason is something to be encouraged. Yet, when these people sought Jesus, His first words to them were words of rebuke.
“Jesus answered them and said, ‘Most assuredly, I say to you, you seek Me, not because you saw the signs, but because you ate of the loaves and were filled’” (John 6:26).
How ironic to be in the very presence of the Eternal Word and only see a free lunch. Yet, many today come to Christ looking for prosperity or blessings in this life.
While the Christian life is certainly a blessed life, it is not without difficulties. If we come to Christ thinking only of this world, we will miss out on far greater eternal blessings.
What motivates you to seek Jesus? Are you looking for the eternal bread?
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