Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.” John 6:35 (NIV)
Consider the emphasis our Lord places on feeding on Him.
“Your forefathers ate the manna in the desert, yet they died” (6:49).
“Here is the bread that comes down from heaven, which a man may eat and not die” (6:50).
“If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever” (6:51).
“How can this man give us his flesh to eat?” (6:52).
“Unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man… you have no life in you” (6:53).
“Whoever eats my flesh… has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day” (6:54).
“My flesh is real food and my blood is real drink” (6:55).
“Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me, and I in him” (6:56).
“The one who feeds on me will live because of me” (6:57).
“Your forefathers ate manna and died, but he who feeds on this bread will live forever” (6:58).
You feed on Christ by believing (John 6:35). Why doesn’t our Lord just say, “Believe”? Christ is telling us that this is what faith does. Faith feeds on Christ. Faith is more than knowing that Jesus died and rose. Faith brings us into communion with Jesus who died and rose. By eating (or feeding on) Christ, we share fellowship with Him and draw strength from Him. Christ is our life, our strength, our joy, our peace, our comfort, and our hope. Believe in Him. Feed on Him.
Are you feeding on Christ? Or are you settling for something less than this?