Day One: What must we do?

John 6: 26-29 (NIV)Jesus answered, “Very truly I tell you, you are looking for me, not because you saw the signs I performed but because you ate the loaves and had your fill. 27 Do not work for food that spoils, but for food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you. For on him God the Father has placed his seal of approval.” 28 Then they asked him, “What must we do to do the works God requires?” 29 Jesus answered, “The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent.”

“Throughout the Gospel, many persons seek Jesus, often for the wrong reasons or unaware of what they are looking for or why. In such cases, Jesus guides them into a new understanding of the goal of their quest… Jesus has told the people to work for, or devote their energies to, the food that brings eternal life. They inquire what constitutes the ‘works of God,’ meaning the deeds that God desires and commands. Jesus compresses the plural ‘works’ (6:28) into a singular ‘work’ (v. 29): God desires faith in the one whom he has sent (cf. 4:23).” [Marianne Meye Thompson, John: A Commentary, p. 157]

Let’s worship to the song, This I Believe (The Creed) by Hillsong Worship.

Prayer: Jesus, I praise you as the only One upon whom the Father’s seal of approval rests. I love and trust You. Increase my faith and dependence upon You today. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

– CR