Devotion for June 12, 2024
By Bryan Chappell

Truly, truly, I say to you, it was not Moses who gave you the bread from heaven, but my Father gives you the true bread from heaven. For the bread of God is he who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world. (John 6:32-33)

In the Old Testament, we see God providing manna for food, water from a rock, and hope in a promised Messiah. In the New Testament, we see Jesus heal the sick, give strength to the weak, provide victory to the defeated, food for the hungry, and rest for the weary. And throughout the Scriptures, we read about the Holy Spirit interceding for our prayers, guiding our steps, and sealing our future in heaven.

By these accounts – and many more like them – God is explaining the essential nature of his grace. Grace is God providing for his people what they cannot provide for themselves.

The message in the manna is the nature of the Messiah. As God sent bread from heaven to provide for his people’s physical needs, he also sent Jesus to provide for our spiritual needs. In both cases, the provision was beyond the capability of the people.

By coming to the rescue over and over in Scripture, God demonstrates his salvation is not man-made but God-made. His solution to our sin was to send Jesus Christ to suffer and die in our place, exchanging his righteousness for our sin.

God provided the solution to sin that we could not. Jesus came to our rescue. That’s grace we could never ourselves provide but can believe and receive. Believe and receive this Bread of Heaven today.


Father, you provided the Bread of Heaven for me. I could not earn it, make it, or bake it, but you provided Him. Nourish my heart by this Bread so that I might live for the One who came to rescue me from my sin.

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