Labor for the Food
Do not labor for the food which perishes.
Do not labor for the food which perishes, but for the food which endures to everlasting life, which the Son of Man will give you, because God the Father has set His seal on Him.”
Praises and honor be to the Heavenly Father in Jesus Christ’s matchless name !
The subject verse from the Gospel of John brings before us two important aspects — food and life. They further serve two realms of life. The first being the perishable food for the earthly life and the spiritual food for the eternal life with God. Since, the eternity could either be with the Lord our God or with the satan.
Jesus the bread of life
The verse says, not to labor so much for the perishable things like food, but to work hard for that food which endures to eternal life. Though the verse does not mean to eat nothing, but it definitely makes a point that the worldly food is not everything. The earthly food which is perishable in nature shall not make any person to live longer. But the bread of God which is from heaven endures us to eternity. And Jesus Christ is the bread of life. In other words, He is the only way to the eternal life with God. He conquered the death by giving up Himself on the Calvary cross. And God the Holy Father gave the free gift of salvation to all who believed in His only begotten Son, Lord Jesus Christ.
‘For the bread of God is He who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.”’John 6:33
Truly, as the subject verse says, God the Holy Father has set His seal in Jesus Christ. The power is given to Lord Jesus to either condemn or give eternal life to a person. As the Bible says, the wages of sin is death, while the gift of God is eternal life. Therefore, all the sinners rightly deserve death or eternal condemnation. But the gift of salvation is given to all who wash their sins in the blood of Lord Jesus Christ. To wash sins, one has to believe in the Son of God; repent of their sins and give their hearts to the Savior.
Therefore brethren, live to eternity In Jesus precious name. Amen.