JESUS IS THE MANNA

I am the bread of life; he who comes to Me will not hunger, and he who believes in Me will never thirst. — John 6:35
I have an old beat-up and marked-up copy of Thomas Watson’s All Things for Good, which I read often. Somehow I misplaced it weeks ago and had been hoping it would turn up. I finally came across it. Watson penned this book back in 1663. It is brief but weighty and never fails to yield manna. I just took a minute or two to flip carefully through the pages that could use some Scotch tape on the binding. As I did so, I saw a verse Watson referenced that immediately struck me. The verse is Job 22:21, and Watson rendered it,

Acquaint now thyself with God, and be at peace, thereby good shall come unto thee.
I want to give you four principles that will better acquaint you with God, the Father, and His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ. These four truths will keep you going in any wilderness. They will also enable you to be at peace and thereby good shall come unto you. They have certainly had that effect on me.

1. He cares and He carries.
2. He promises and He performs.
3. He acts and He accomplishes.
4. He forgives and He forgets.
All of those principles are found in John 6. And the centerpiece verse of John 6 in my opinion is verse 35:

Jesus said to them, ‘I am the bread of life; he who comes to Me will not hunger, and he who believes in Me will never thirst.’
In other words, Jesus is the only manna you need in any and every level of your life.

That means you can depend on Him in any crisis or emergency in every aspect of your life. Nothing is too small or insignificant for Him to take notice and be available to you. If it concerns you, it concerns Him. His eye is always upon you, and He has written your name in the palm of His hand (Isaiah 49:16).9

Source: By Steve Farrar, from Manna: When You’re Out Of Options, God Will Provide
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