“Jesus answered them and said, ‘Most assuredly, I say to you, you seek Me, not because you saw the signs, but because you ate of the loaves and were filled. 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’” (John 6:26-27, NKJV).
This is very easy to say, but how often it is that we see those who express a desire to love and serve the Lord decide in the direction that Jesus actually warned about. We have seen this often—and it will be seen in the future many more times. It is easy to say, but the most profound lessons of life don’t have to be complicated with sophisticated sentences and hifalutin language!
There is nothing in what Jesus said that is hard to understand; that which is easy to understand is only hard in application. It is not hard because that which is asked (or demanded) is particularly strenuous. It is only hard because it should be a matter of priority in one’s life, but it is not. A great many people will lose their souls because the priority in life is not the Lord. Have you fallen prey to this way of thinking?
Is the priority in your life work (employment)? Then you have made a wrong choice. Is the priority ion your life your children? Then you have made the wrong decision. Is the priority in your life your spouse? Then you have chosen poorly.
The importance of this is obvious to any spiritually thinking person, but when one’s interest or problem becomes the priority, then the solutions are of this world and not of the Lord. Do not adopt the world’s way of thinking to solve the troublesome issues in your life. “Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him” (1 John 2:15). Rather than satisfying your physical desire for the moment (or the future), satisfy your soul’s desire, learning from the Lord by taking His yoke and making it your own.