NO EMPTY CALORIES

“He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day. For My flesh is true food, and My blood is true drink” (John 6:54-55).

Because of its association with the body and blood of Christ, some might consider the title of today’s devotion offensive. That’s okay because many disciples found this particular teaching of Jesus to be offensive. In fact, many would fall away and no longer continue with Him (v.66). Whatever one’s theology regarding the “real presence” of Christ in the communion elements, it is in Him that we find real food and drink; a true and filling diet of satisfying Truth. In a world that offers only an empty calorie diet of false, fleeting, relative, and ever-changing propositions, I can certainly understand why His words would be offensive.

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