Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Bread of Life Painting Sermon
Secondly, in John 6:15, they were guilty of wrong motives in that they wanted Jesus as a "Monarch". On the surface, this sounds commendable, but Jesus' response tells otherwise. They wanted Him for political reasons...free health care and free welfare! "This man has the ability to heal our bodies and keep us fed, we'll make Him our king!" They again neglected to see the true eternal purpose of the King of Kings which is redemption and not political prosperity. He will allow no man to manipulate Him for their own selfish gain.
Third, in John 6:25-34, we see they were motivated by "meat". Their bellies were growling again, so they wanted Jesus as a food provider. In all these cases, it is evident by Jesus' sharp responses that their motives were impure for seeking Him. They were motivated by their own carnal and unregenerate desires. They sought Jesus because they viewed Him merely as "useful" and they were seeking their own prosperity.
If man were left alone to fill this void and to somehow see the beauty of Christ on his own, it would always be utter "FAILURE", John 6:36.