"Truly truly, I say to you, you are seeking me not because you saw signs, but because you ate your fill of the loaves. Do not labor for the food that perishes, but for the food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give to you. For on him God the Father has set his seal." John 6: 26-27
My heart breaks! My heart is breaking for all of those who are looking for food from those who have fed them. Yet they don't realize what they really need is the Lord Jesus Christ!
So much is done for the poor like feeding them and clothing them and such. Yet many times they never hear the good news.
Jesus had good news! He was and is the good news!
Yet the people he had just fed the previous day came looking for him the next day, not to hear the word, but to get more food.
I hear a lot of people using the scripture of Jesus feeding the 5000 and the other story where he fed the people as a reason to go and feed the lost.
Which is good in and of itself, but if that is all you are doing then you just lost the whole scope of the message of the cross!
Jesus was trying to feed them a spiritual word. In the meantime he gave them physical food to help sustain them.
When they came back the next day seeking Jesus they weren't looking for the spiritual food, but the physical food. Jesus knew their hearts!
You see the bread of God is Jesus and it is only through him that we have eternal life!
We must be preaching Christ and Him crucified! We must be willing to tell the people that they need to repent! We must be willing to give the people the real food! The Bread of Life!