Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Benefits or Beliefs?

May 18

Daily Bible Reading: John 6:45 – 71

Verse of the Day: John 6:66 – “Upon this many of his disciples went back, and walked no more with him.”

This is an interesting verse. Because Jesus had fed them, they wanted to “walk” with Him (the concept built into the word disciple used here). When Jesus brought it from the physical into the spiritual realm, they did not want to believe in Him as the Messiah, they were not willing to “walk” in all of His teachings. Because of this, many of them left. Hey, it is alright if He is feeding me and meeting my needs, but to commit to Him? No way.

These who left were not believers in Christ, they were only there for the benefits. Today, are there people in our churches who fit this description? Are they willing to “walk” in His way, or do they just want His freebies? Which one are you?

Prayer: Father, search my heart and help me to fully surrender to Jesus, to “walk” in His teachings in their entirety. Help me to not be one who only comes to Him for the benefits, but because He has the words of eternal life.

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