Jesus said to them, “My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me and to accomplish His work.”
All through the Four Gospels we see the priority or the heart of Jesus. We also witness the priority or the heart of the disciples. Jesus was most concerned with the spiritual needs and the disciples were more concerned with the physical needs.
Jesus stressed in Matthew 6:33 to seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and then everything else will be added to your life. Jesus promised that God would always meet peoples needs. The disciples always had what they needed, exactly when they needed it.
In the beginning verses of John chapter 4, Jesus met the Samaritan woman at the well. The disciples went to get food and returned to give some to Jesus. When they told him to eat He said, “My food is to do the will of God and to do His work.”
Again while Jesus’ mind was on spiritual matters the disciples were thinking about feeding the flesh. Jesus was giving the woman at the well eternal life while the disciples were more interested in feeding their bellies.
Here is the point… Jesus entrusts us to do His work. We are to be the hands and feet of Jesus and to be concerned with the spiritual needs of others as much as their physical needs. Sometimes we neglect sharing the truth with those who need it and concentrate on making sure they have something to eat or that their bills are paid.
We should always make sure we are giving the “bread of life” to those who are lost and hungry. Giving someone something to eat and not offering them Jesus is missing a great opportunity to witness.
Witness to someone today and let them know that God loves them.
Lord, send someone in my direction and allow me time to share the truth of Jesus Christ with them. Thank you for sending the person who helped me to know Jesus.