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Read John 6:51-58



Read John 6:51-58

6:51 I am the living bread that came down from heaven. Whoever eats of this bread will live forever; and the bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh."

6:52 The Jews then disputed among themselves, saying, "How can this man give us his flesh to eat?"

6:53 So Jesus said to them, "Very truly, I tell you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you.

6:54 Those who eat my flesh and drink my blood have eternal life, and I will raise them up on the last day;

6:55 for my flesh is true food and my blood is true drink.

6:56 Those who eat my flesh and drink my blood abide in me, and I in them.

6:57 Just as the living Father sent me, and I live because of the Father, so whoever eats me will live because of me.

6:58 This is the bread that came down from heaven, not like that which your ancestors ate, and they died. But the one who eats this bread will live forever."


Bread can be compared to Jesus' body in the communion meal.  In this context it is also being compared to Jesus' teaching; verse 45 : "And they will all be taught by God.’ Everyone who hears from the Father and learns comes to me."  We don't live by bread alone but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.


Jesus you are the bread of life.  Your words are the food I need. Help me to remember to eat your words and make them my own.

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