Day Four: Believing Is Eating

John 6:53-56 (NIV)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. 54 Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise them up at the last day. 55 For my flesh is real food and my blood is real drink. 56 Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me, and I in them.

 Augustine of Hippo, who wrote, “Believe, and you have eaten.” What is the work that we must do to receive this bread, and how do we eat it? They are one and the same. Believing in Jesus is the work that the Father wants from us, and believing is eating. The person who places their trust in Christ will direct their whole way of life according to that trust. Biblically, “believing” is more than just mere intellectual ascent. It is primarily the attitude by which the believer attaches him or herself to Jesus, their Savior, with all of their heart. He who “believes” in this way abides in Christ, and Christ abides in them.

 Let’s worship to the song, “Build My Life by Housefires.

Prayer: Lord, thank you for Your salvation in my life. I pray, help me to abide in You that my whole way of life may be directed by Your Spirit. I also pray for my friends and family that they would find life in You. In Jesus’ name, Amen. 

– CR