The Satisfying Word of God


The Lord Jesus fed five thousand men, besides women and children with only five loaves of bread and two fish. When they all ate and were filled, they took up twelve baskets full of the fragments that remained.

On another occasion, the Lord Jesus fed four thousand men, besides women and children, with seven loaves of bread and a few little fish. So they all ate and were filled, and they took up seven large baskets full of the fragments that were left.

I don't know on how many occasions did our Lord Jesus feed many thousands of people. The apostle John said there were many other things that the Lord Jesus did, which if they were written one by one, the world itself couldn't contain the books that would be written (John 21:25).

Many people chase after the things of this world. They choose to possess and enjoy everything that the world can offer. They live for the world, and they live for the food. They may be rich or poor, famous or unknown, influential or pressured, etc. It doesn't matter. They work for the world and live for the world. But they can never be satisfied with what they have and they will continue to hunger and thirst for more.

The five thousand men and the four thousand people knew better. The Lord Jesus is the Bread of Life. They had come all the way from afar together with their families, to meet up with the Lord Jesus. They have left those who chose not to follow in order to listen to the Word of Life.

They sat down and listened to the Word of God for hours. They came hungry and thirst for the Living Word of God, but they were satisfied. All their fatigue, worries, burdens, and depressions had disappeared. In fact, they were so content with their stay that they had forgotten about everything else.

The Lord Jesus is compassionate to them; He provided everything for them. He had told them the Kingdom of Heaven; He had fed them spiritually. But He also fulfilled their physical needs; He was to provide for them; they would all eat and be filled.

The disciples were not that sure. What could you do with only five loaves of bread and two fish? Or with seven loaves of bread and a few little fish? But they chose to wait on the Lord Jesus and see what He chose to do.

The Bible had said, "Seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you."

Our priority in life will determine how we would live our lives.

We can never serve two masters; for either we will hate the one and love the other; or else we will be loyal to the one and despise the other. We cannot serve God and mammon.

Some people seek to please God by doing what His Son had commanded. They would put the Lord God first in everything they do. They would first hunger and thirst for the things of God; all other things are secondary.

Surprisingly they always have everything they want.

They are always contented and satisfied.

And they seldom go hungry and thirsty with the little they have.

Many people in the world live to eat. But there are also those who prefer to eat to live.

Food and everything that the world can offer aren't everything. There are more to life than just food and everything in the world. There are always spiritual food and the after life to deal with.

I don't know just how many times our dear Lord has fed us and care for us. But I remember there were many occasions where our dear Lord brought us and carried us through our difficult times.

Like the five thousand men and the four thousand people, I would rather be in the house of the Lord.

Like the disciples, I would continue to wait on the Lord and see what He would do in His Ministry.

Seek first the Kingdom of God; it is everything.

Wait on the dear Lord; it is everything.

Thanks the Lord God for His satisfying Word.

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