More Than Enough

10 May

I continue to be thrilled with all there is to be gained from God’s word. How many times in my life have I heard the passages about the thousands fed by a few loaves?  Still, I discovered new depths this morning as I read John chapter 6.

Jesus fed five thousand in this passage, distributing as much food as the people wanted. In verse 12, he tells the disciples, “Gather the pieces that are left over. Let nothing be wasted.”  NIV

Later in the same chapter, Jesus tells the people he is the bread of life, verse 41, “I am the bread that came down from heaven.”  Following verses include a comparison to manna which the Isrealites ate in the wilderness while with Moses. In that scripture, too, manna was left over. (See blog entry on this scripture here http://wp.me/pLlqD-F)

God has more than enough. Our willingness to surrender to him and accept him is the only hindrance to receiving more. Jesus’s single, everlasting, perfect sacrifice of himself covers every single person who will confess him as Lord and truly surrender their hearts to him (see Romans 10: 9 – 10).

Yet, some people will not accept and confess. Some of the salvation from the redeeming blood of Christ will be left over, unclaimed. Because it is limitless, just as the supply of loaves and fish was limitless, just as the manna was limitless..

Okay, this connects so fluidly to the blog entry on capstone and cornerstone from last week. I can’t wait, but I must. I still have some research to do. But it is INCREDIBLE!

Current Bible Reading Status

Old Testament: We’ve completed Genesis through 1 Samuel chapter 9; also Psalms 1:1 through chapter 106; and in Proverbs 1:1 through 14:35.

New Testament: We’ve completed Matthew through John 6:42.

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