“He Causes Us to Hunger” John 6:26-37

The crowd in Capernaum wanted to find out how to prove themselves to God, they asked Jesus, “What must we do to do the works God requires?” Jesus answered that the work that God desires from us and requires of us is that we believe in the One whom God sent. They then shifted, from asking how to prove themselves to God, to asked Jesus how He would prove Himself to them, “What miraculous sign then will you give that we may see it and believe you?” We have this internal desire for proof, we believe we have to prove ourselves, to show ourselves worthy, but at the same time, we desire, sometimes even demand that God prove Himself to us, that God prove to us that He is real, that He is present, that He is worthy of our trust and surrender. In today’s message we move back and forth between John 6 and Deuteronomy 8, discovering that God does not answer our demand that He prove Himself, but rather, He leads us in ways that call us to humility, He tests us in ways that reveal our hidden places, He causes us to hunger so that He can feed us and teach us that He is, above all else, trustworthy.

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