Thursday, May 25, 2017

DAILY the Giver not the gift

We are all familiar with the story in the Bible of Jesus feeding the 5000. Have you ever noticed the attitude that Jesus sees in the crowd?

After sending His Disciples to Capernaum, Jesus catches up with them and has a confrontation with the crowd...

(John 6:26) Jesus answered them and said, “Truly, truly, I say to you, you seek Me, not because you saw signs, but because you ate of the loaves and were filled. "

Clearly, Jesus was concerned that the crowd was more concerned with the blessing and not the One blessing.

I think it easy to fall into the trap of seeking God for what He can give rather than for Who He is. The people who saw the many loaves, sought after Him because of the food. We too, can seek God for what He gives and lose sight of Who God is.

There are a lot of things that I could ask God for. But in the end, if I don't have Him in my life, what good are all those other things?


TODAY'S SCRIPTURE READING: 1 Samuel 22-23, John 6:22-42, Psalm 81:1-10

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