John 6:29 – God’s Work

Today’s Reading: 1 Samuel 8:1‐9:27, John 6:22‐42, Psalm 106:32‐48, Proverbs 14:34‐35

John 6: 27-29  Do not labor for the food that perishes, but for the food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give to you. For on him God the Father has set his seal.”  Then they said to him, “What must we do, to be doing the works of God?”  Jesus answered them, “This is the work of God, that you believe in him whom he has sent.”

Observations:

  • Context: the day after feeding the 5,000.  They find Jesus and want him to feed them again.  In a little while, Jesus will tell them that he is the “Bread of Life.”
  • Labor for what endures
  • Labor for what the Son of Man will give to you
  • What must we do, to be doing the works of God? – Believe in Jesus

In the midst of my busy season in Christian camping, God used this passage today to remind me that my main work is to believe.  He will give the food that endures to eternal life.  This is the gospel.

Apply: I have actually written “Believe in Jesus” as #1 thing on my ministry to do list.  I have to remember to believe in all things or my work will be in vain.

How you stay focused on God’s work and not your own?

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2 thoughts on “John 6:29 – God’s Work

  1. This verse in John 6 was crucial for directing me and keeping me going in difficult ministry with Muslims in Central Asia. I love how you are applying it!

    1. Thanks Kim. I love that you have used this passage in ministry overseas. God has already used your life in big ways. It is cool to see you are continuing to follow his lead.

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