Work/Works 22

This post is Day 22 in a series of studies about “Work/Works”. I strongly suggest you begin with the introduction to this study, please click here to read it.

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Work/Works – Day 22

John 6:27

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.

The Thought

A very clear instruction from Jesus after the feeding of the five thousand when God had multiplied the bread and fish without anyone doing any work. Nobody went fishing! Nobody spent hours kneading the bread dough, or slaving over a hot fire! It happened because of the faith Jesus had in His loving Father who wanted to provide for His children.

A couple of verses later we read: The work of God is this: to believe in the one He has sent (v29).

Faith can go a long way to providing what we need when we need it! Many books have been written about miraculous provision. Even so, many people do not believe that happened, even when it is written in The Bible! I had a scripture teacher at school who said, there was no miracle in the feeding of the five thousand, it was just that everyone shared their picnic! That poor lady had excuses for most of the major miracles. How sad! She was not feeding on what Jesus describes here; food that endures to eternal life!

And she had certainly never read that verse quoted above, telling us the work God wants us to do is to believe in Jesus. We can’t really believe in Him if we don’t accept what The Bible says about Him!


Think today about your attitude to the miracles in the Bible. Do you REALLY believe they happened or do you try to explain them?

As we read in John 6:29 The work of God is this: to believe in the one He has sent.

If you have doubts, then ask God to help you overcome them, and spend some time today meditating on this verse.

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