“Jesus Said unto them: I am the bread of Life; he that cometh to me shall never hunger: and he that believeth on me shall never thirst”. ( John 6:35).
As we see from Hebrews 7:13 Melchizedek was a high priest of the most high God, “ Without father, without mother, without descent, having neither beginning nor end of life but made like unto the Son of God. He abideth a priest continually”. Melchizedek brought bread and wine with him and blessed Abraham. This was a spiritual food which Abraham needed to overcome temptation. In this way, Melchizedek becomes a type of our Lord Jesus Christ who has become both our bread of Life, and our great high priest.
The thought that our Lord Jesus Christ is our bread of Life is repeated seven times from John 6:48 onwards. Just as we drink water when we are thirsty and eat food when we are hungry so also we eat and drink our Lord Jesus Christ when we are spiritually hungry and thirsty. In this way, we can conquer any temptation.
All of us are subjected to many temptations every day and God has made for us a loving provision of victory by making our Lord Jesus Christ our daily bread and drink. Abraham was tired and wary after his long march finally to overtake the enemy and fight with them. Abraham did not refuse the goods because he was rich and did not need them, but because he wanted to show that he was holly and solely dependent on God for all his needs. This is the first thought.
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