“Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee. For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the Lord shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee. And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising. Lift up thine eyes round about, and see: all they gather themselves together, they come to thee: thy sons shall come from far, and thy daughters shall be nursed at thy side. Then thou shalt see, and flow together, and thine heart shall fear, and be enlarged; because the abundance of the sea shall be converted unto thee, the forces of the Gentiles shall come unto thee.” – Isaiah 60:1-5

LIGHT FOR NOW: Reading carefully will be seen in careful observation; this will birth careful interpretation and proper application.

From the observation in previous studies, it was clear that Jesus’ communication contextually had nothing to do with anything material. Let’s ascertain clarity to Matthew 6:11 as we travel to the book of John where Jesus equally used the word bread, and let’s see critically what Jesus meant which will this ascertain clarity to Matthew 6:11. The discussion about bread in John’s account is seen in chapter 6, lets read “Jesus answered them and said, verily, verily, I say unto you, Ye seek me, not because ye saw the miracles, but because ye did eat of the loaves, and were filled. Labour not for the meat which perisheth, but for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life, which the son of man shall give unto you: for him hath God the father sealed”. Let’s begin to investigate the use of words.

Notice in verse 26, Jesus said “Ye seek me not because ye saw the miracles, but because ye did eat of the loaves, and were filled”. Obviously, this account is the account where we have the feeding of five thousand men with five loaves of bread and two fishes. In verse 27, the word “meat” comes again to us, and Jesus words here will show us something vital. He says “Labour not for the meat which perisheth, but for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life”. So, we have two “meats” here which are: the meat which perishes and the meat which endures to everlasting life (that is, this meat does not perish). Two inferences can be drawn which will be better explained in subsequent studies: the meat which perishes will be physical and the meat which endures unto everlasting life will be spiritual. Hallelujah!   

INSTRUCTION: Keep studying.

PRAYER: I declare that my understanding opens up to the revelation of your word, in Jesus Name, Amen.

QUOTE: You have not carefully read if you have not carefully observed what is read.


Published by lightfromtheworddevotional

Light from the word is a scripture based daily devotional by Prophet (Dr.) John Linus, Senior Pastor Word of Faith Covenant Assembly Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.

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