March 13, 2017: Verse of the day

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Jesus responded to their confusion by teaching them a critical spiritual truth. In words reminiscent of Moses’ declaration, “man does not live by bread alone, but man lives by everything that proceeds out of the mouth of the Lord” (Deut. 8:3)—words He Himself quoted to Satan during His temptation (Matt. 4:4)—Jesus said to them, “My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me and to accomplish His work.” Doing God’s will (cf. 5:30; 6:38; 8:29; Ps. 40:8; Matt. 26:39; Rom. 15:3) by proclaiming the truth to a lost sinner gave the Lord far more satisfaction (cf. Luke 15:10; 19:10) than any physical food could provide (cf. Job 23:12). Jesus frequently referred to the Father as the One who sent Him (5:24, 30, 36–37; 6:38–39, 44, 57; 7:16, 28, 29, 33; 8:16, 18, 26, 29, 42; 9:4; 11:42; 12:44–45, 49; 13:20; 14:24; 15:21; 16:5; 17:8, 18, 21, 23…

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