I love meat.
But I am not addicted.
I have done without it for many years at a time, as soon as I learnt that beef is not good for the body.
Fish became my friend, well not really my friend like that, since they ended up in my belly via the pot!
But the taste of fried meat is unprecedented.
I hope nobody is fasting today?
As sweet as meat is, it may not be the best for the body.
In fact, leave it for a while, and it gets spoilt.
There are many men who had fought their wives over meat!
“I told you I don’t want fish!”
“Fish is what we are having, because you need protein!”
Hey, are you the one that will tell me what I need?
And they can go back and forth on that.
I think goat meat should be better, health-wise?
Well, I am not sure, but I am certain that there are some kinds of meat that will be okay for the body and will not pose any threat.
That is the meat we should labour for.
Jesus is saying here:
John 6:27 (KJV)
Labour not for the meat which perisheth, but for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give unto you: for him hath God the Father sealed.
We know that Jesus is talking about the word which endures, and that we should go for God’s word that endures forever rather than “arrange” for ourselves what is not going to last.
But let’s glean some truths on relationship from this scripture.
As singles, there are some kinds of “meat men” that look like good meat but they are not beneficial for our destiny.
The scriptures says there is a meat that endures which Jesus will give.
There is man or woman who is God’s choice for you and which God has sealed for you.
That is what you should labour for.
Stop spending your energy on what is not going to work.
Stop cooking spoilt meat.
Stop scattering your efforts on what God has not sealed or blessed.
There is a lover which Jesus will give.
That is what you should labour for in the place of waiting on God, in the place of studying God’s word as it relates to marriage and family and in the place of learning more and more, for a man of knowledge will increase in strength.
See other translations:
John 6:27 (MSG)
“Don’t waste your energy striving for perishable food like that. Work for the food that sticks with you, food that nourishes your lasting life, food the Son of Man provides. He and what he does are guaranteed by God the Father to last.”
You want to love without losing?
Then take this advice from Jesus, don’t waste your energy for perishable food.
According to the Message Translation, there is a food that will stick with you, food that nourishes your lasting life, food the Son of Man provides.
Stop running around in some fancy restaurants!
Get back to God.
Finally, in Amplified version,
John 6:27 (AMPC)
Stop toiling and doing and producing for the food that perishes and decomposes [in the using], but strive and work and produce rather for the [lasting] food which endures [continually] unto life eternal; the Son of Man will give (furnish) you that, for God the Father has authorized and certified Him and put His seal of endorsement upon Him.
I rest my case here this morning!
I pray for you, God will lead you and help you concerning your relationship.
You will not be confused.
God’s favour will locate you!
You will not shi-marry! (You will not marry wrong)
CONFESSION FOR THE DAY:
I will not waste my energy
PRAYER FOR THE DAY:
Lord, help me to conserve my energy for productivity
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
John 6:27 (CEV) Don’t work for food that spoils. Work for food that gives eternal life. The Son of Man will give you this food, because God the Father has given him the right to do so.”
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