John Ch 6 V 1-15

1Some time after this, Jesus crossed to the far shore of the Sea of Galilee (that is, the Sea of Tiberias), 2and a great crowd of people followed him because they saw the miraculous signs he had performed on the sick. 3Then Jesus went up on a mountainside and sat down with his disciples. 4The Jewish Passover Feast was near.

5When Jesus looked up and saw a great crowd coming toward him, he said to Philip, “Where shall we buy bread for these people to eat?” 6He asked this only to test him, for he already had in mind what he was going to do.

7Philip answered him, “Eight months’ wages[a] would not buy enough bread for each one to have a bite!”

8Another of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, spoke up, 9“Here is a boy with five small barley loaves and two small fish, but how far will they go among so many?”

10Jesus said, “Have the people sit down.” There was plenty of grass in that place, and the men sat down, about five thousand of them. 11Jesus then took the loaves, gave thanks, and distributed to those who were seated as much as they wanted. He did the same with the fish.

12When they had all had enough to eat, he said to his disciples, “Gather the pieces that are left over. Let nothing be wasted.” 13So they gathered them and filled twelve baskets with the pieces of the five barley loaves left over by those who had eaten.

14After the people saw the miraculous sign that Jesus did, they began to say, “Surely this is the Prophet who is to come into the world.” 15Jesus, knowing that they intended to come and make him king by force, withdrew again to a mountain by himself.

.  All believers accepted Jesus’ salvation, and with this they are all saved; but many of the believers still did not give God our full trust. Many of us still worry about the things of this world, how will we feed and cloth ourselves if we do not get a good job? From this passage God showed us that He was able to feed the five thousand with five small barley loaves and two small fish. Whenever we eat, we should also give thanks to God for providing the food. Sure, the food may be made by a chef, by your mom, or whoever, but who created the ingredients for us to eat?

.  Because the five thousand who followed Him trusted in Jesus, God made sure they were not disappointed. He fed all of them. Through this passage, God speaks to us. If we are able to trust in Him with all our heart, with all our mind, and all our strength, God will provide. When you feel able to put your life into God’s hands, just give a prayer, as I have. ” God, I know I do not deserve this life, as I am sinful; but because of your grace I am able to be saved. I trust You to provide for me in my life, and I will live each and every day to glorify You, in all that I do. Lord, let your will be done.”

.  God is not a part of our schedule, He is our schedule. We should be dedicating each of our accomplishments, each of our achievements, to God. We should be seeking praise from God, the Creator of the universe, rather than the praise from mere men. May all the glory in everything I do go to God, for He is my life.

.  The crowd wanted to make Jesus king because they believed Jesus came to make His kingdom on Earth, but Jesus rejected the offer because His kingdom was not to be on earth, but in heaven. If Jesus accepted the offer, then we would not have been able to be saved through Him.

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