Read John 6 today.

This chapter includes the story of Jesus feeding the 5000, walking on water, and the controversial teaching about Jesus being the bread of life. (Many people struggled with this teaching and turned away from Him because they did not understand He was talking in spiritual, rather than physical, terms.)

After Jesus had fed the 5000, the people sought to make Him their king. We think of Jesus as the King of kings, yet He slipped away rather than let them force Him to be their king. They wanted Jesus to be the king they desired, rather than the king He was born to be. Sometimes we do the same thing. We come to Him when we are in need, seeking what He might do for us. But if Jesus is truly King, if He is truly Lord, wouldn’t we also come seeking what He might have us do for Him?

What does your prayer time with Jesus look like today? A request for help, that you might be comfortable? Or a request for an assignment, that you might be a faithful servant?

Lord Jesus, you are my King. Command me.

John 6:14-15 NLT
When the people saw him do this miraculous sign, they exclaimed, “Surely, he is the Prophet we have been expecting!” [15] When Jesus saw that they were ready to force him to be their king, he slipped away into the hills by himself.