September 20 – Seek the Giver Not Just the Blessing

The crowd that was miraculously fed by Jesus the day before was getting hungry again. By now boats from Tiberias had pulled up near where they had eaten the bread blessed by the Master. So when the crowd realized he was gone and wasn’t coming back, they piled into the Tiberias boats and headed for Capernaum, looking for Jesus.   Unfortunately, some of these people were only trying to find Jesus because they wanted another free lunch.  Jesus knew this and He told them not to live that way but instead to spend energy seeking the eternal life that can only be found in Him. What does God want for us to do? He wants us to believe in the One He has sent. Do not be a “bread-Christian” but instead follow after the One who is the Bread of Life! It is a good idea to seek the Giver of the blessing and not just the blessing. Living on the foundation of gratitude blesses us to be a blessing.

John 6:23-24 MSG