‘Jesus then took the loaves, gave thanks, and distributed to those who were seated as much as they wanted. He did the same with the fish.’ (v11) John 6:5–13

The reason we need to spend every day with Jesus is to unlock the Bible and open God’s treasury of blessing contained within all of Scripture.

It’s taking the time to approach and settle down in front of Jesus, much as this crowd did on the mountainside. Then inviting Jesus to bless His Word and nourish us with fresh hope and new life.

Much like manna fell fresh from heaven every day to support Israel in the wilderness (Exod. 16:4), so we step aside to take time with God and find food for the day ahead of us.

Equally, every day requires a fresh miracle of God’s grace; yesterday’s food cannot sustain us today. God’s promise is to provide fresh nourishment each and every day.

Just as the Israelites had to get up and go out to collect the manna each morning, so we must go in search of God every day. There is a crisis of biblical literacy. Literacy means not just reading God’s Word but learning how to live God’s Word every day.

Scripture reminds us that without a vision the people perish (Prov. 29:18, KJV). Jesus is our vision, Scripture the source for our nourishment and our lives the witness to the enduring power of God’s Word.

RELATED SCRIPTURE TO CONSIDER: Exod. 16:1–32; Psa. 107; 2 Tim. 3:14–17; Heb. 4:12–16.

AN ACTION TO TAKE: Come to Jesus every day and learn how to live Scripture.

A PRAYER TO MAKE: ‘Lord, open my eyes that I might see wonderful things in Your Word. Amen.’ (Psa. 119:18)


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Micha Jazz is Director of Resources at Waverley Abbey, UK.