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John 6:22-40

“They replied, ‘We want to perform God’s works, too. What should we do?’

Jesus told them, ‘This is the only work God wants from you: Believe in the one he has sent.’” v. 28-29

Did you know . . .

  • God loves you just the way you are?
  • God has a plan for your life?
  • You can’t earn God’s love?
  • You can’t earn your way to Heaven?
  • You can be forgiven?
  • Through Jesus, you can be changed from the inside out?

People have tried many things to “feel good” spiritually.  They have this idea that if they go to church enough, do enough good things, be baptized, or even pray, read the bible, serve in a church that they will please God and have a relationship with him.  Jesus says that it’s not about all these things.  Don’t get these backwards, all of the things above are things you should do because you have a relationship with God not because you want a relationship with God.  Jesus says the first step to a relationship with God is this:

“Jesus told them, ‘This is the only work God wants from you: Believe in the one he has sent.””

The NLT Life Application Study Bible had this to say today:

Many sincere seekers for God are puzzled about what he wants them to do.  The religions of the world are people’s attempts to answer this question. But Jesus’ reply is brief and simple: We must believe on him whom God has sent.  Satisfying God does not come from the work we do, but from whom we believe.  The first step involves accepting that Jesus is who he claims to be.  All spiritual development is built on this affirmation.  Declare to Jesus, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the Living God” and embark on a life of belief that is satisfying to your Creator.

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