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Communion Meditation (4) Not By Bread Alone


Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God. – Matthew 4:4 & Deut 8:3.

There is bread that feeds more than physical hunger. Jesus once said, “I have food to eat of which you do not know” (John 4:32). Four chapters later He said, “You shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free” (John 8:32).

Bread and WineBetween these two (John 6:32) He said, “My Father gives you the true bread from heaven.” What is that true bread? He added in the next verse, “the bread of God is He who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.” Two verses later He said, “I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst.

This bread of life is the truth. Jesus also said, “I am the way, the truth and the life” (John 14:6).

I must answer Pilate’s question “What is truth?” by looking to Jesus, not merely by seeking more knowledge. Spiritual truth is a person, not a creed or a proposition. The thing I believe or the proposition may well be true – but neither of these can embody truth the way Jesus does.

My confidence and trust is not in a system of doctrine or correct performance of a ritual, but in the person of Jesus Himself. After all, Paul said, “I know whom [not what] I have believed” (2 Tim. 1:12). It was Jesus who gave Paul his confidence to face tribulation with boldness.

He is the one I am to remember today at this Table. He is the one who said, “This do in remembrance of Me,” and who also said, “My flesh is food indeed, and My blood is drink indeed.


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[You can read a similar meditation titled The Bread of Life here. This is from Wayne McDaniel, an unseen friend whom I met on the internet.]

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