“Jesus said to them, ‘My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me, and to finish His work’” (Jn 4:34)
Every time church service ends, we always seem to find ourselves spending a considerable amount of time thinking of where we should grab dinner. Food is a necessity and also something we look forward to when we’re about to eat something that we have been craving. But when we look at this passage, Jesus actually turned down the physical food that His disciples were offering Him to eat, and placed emphasis on the food that we should long for — doing the will of God by sharing the message of salvation. Have we ever felt that way about preaching? Is that something that we would “crave” to do?
“When He opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, ‘Come and see.’ So I looked, and behold, a black horse, and he who sat on it had a pair of scales in his hand. And I heard a voice in the midst of the four living creatures saying, ‘A quart of wheat for a denarius, and three quarts of barley for a denarius; and do not harm the oil and the wine.’” (Rev 6:5-6)
Recently, I’ve been slipping in my Bible reading and prayer habits, and when my parents found out about it, I was directed towards these two verses in Revelations. These verses tell of the end times, when there may no longer be a church to attend or pastors to carry out visitations. In those times, there will be famine, and everybody will need to feed themselves.
Many times, we take Bible reading and prayer too lightly, sometimes because we think we can afford to. Continue reading