John 6:26-27 says, “Jesus answered them and said, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Ye seek me, not because ye saw the miracles, but because ye did eat of the loaves, and were filled. Labor not for the meat which perisheth, but for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give unto you: for him hath God the Father sealed” (KJV).
Christian, what are you pursuing? Are you a disciple or just part of a multitude? In the story of our text, some folks came seeking Jesus because they experienced the miracle of the feeding of the five thousand. When Jesus left, they eagerly sought Jesus. When they found Him, Jesus said, “You are not really looking for me; you are looking for more bread.” They were seeking Jesus to use Him as a means to get what they wanted. Let’s not be fooled into thinking everyone in the large crowds that are trooping into churches today is seeking Jesus. They are really searching to have their needs met. Multitudes often come just to see or to get a miracle, but real disciples seek Jesus. The crowds come to hear a thrilling speech or to see something spectacular, but real disciples seek Jesus (John 2:24). Today, many sing of the Lordship of Jesus without any thought of actually making him Lord in their lives. In John 1:37-38, two disciples heard Jesus speak and they followed Him. Jesus turned around and asked them, “What seek ye?” (v. 38, KJV). This fits many today. What are you pursuing as a Christian? What is the real desire of your heart? It is this desire that separates the disciple from the multitude. The disciples asked Jesus, “Master, where dwellest thou?” (v. 38). They were seeking intimacy, fellowship, and relationship.
Are we seeking Him or are we just a part of the multitude?
Pastor George Belobaba
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