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What did Jesus mean when He said man shall not live by bread alone?

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[Darris McNeely] Jesus said that man does not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God. That’s Matthew 4:4 Matthew 4:4But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.
American King James Version×
– man does not live by bread alone. The Days of Unleavened Bread, one of the festivals that God gives to mankind to observe, deal with bread. Not necessarily the type of bread that  we’re used to, but a flat, unleavened bread that is also called in Scripture a bread of sincerity and of truth. When we look at what Jesus said about not living by bread alone, and we look at this festival of the Days of Unleavened Bread, then we can understand something that is profound when it comes to the spiritual relationship that we have with God the Father and His Son Jesus Christ.

In 1 Corinthians 5:6-8 1 Corinthians 5:6-8 [6] Your glorying is not good. Know you not that a little leaven leavens the whole lump? [7] Purge out therefore the old leaven, that you may be a new lump, as you are unleavened. For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us: [8] Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.
American King James Version×
, the apostle Paul is talking to a church in the city of Corinth, and he tells them to purge out the leaven, because you are a new lump, because you are truly unleavened. And indeed, he says, “Christ our Passover has been sacrificed for us. Therefore,” he says, “let us keep the Feast,” – what  Paul is talking about is the Feast of Unleavened Bread – “not with old leaven,” he says, “nor with the leaven of malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.” The unleavened bread of sincerity and truth – that’s what this feast is all about. And that’s where this idea and this concept of the bread of life and man not living by bread alone, but by every word of God, comes down.

A disciple of Jesus Christ is going to continue to be eating unleavened bread. During this festival, this seven-day festival, the unleavened bread gives us a wonderful opportunity to picture something that is quite profound in its significance for our lives, and the true bread of life that every one of us needs to live forever.

In Galatians 2:20 Galatians 2:20I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ lives in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.
American King James Version×
, the apostle Paul writes one of the most profound teachings of the New Testament. He says, “I have been crucified with Christ, yet it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me, and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God who loved me and gave Himself for me.” The life that we now live, we live by that life of Christ within us. That’s the true bread of life. That’s what is most important. When we eat the unleavened bread during the seven Days of Unleavened Bread, we are reminded then that we do not live by bread alone, but by the life of Jesus Christ within us. And there’s another important point from understanding that bread and that life within us and its significance for our spiritual lives. In part 2, we’ll talk about that.

That’s BT Daily. Join us next time.

Comments

  • DAVID-JOHN
    As a recently baptised member and a first time participant in the Passover service and the Feast of Unleavened Bread I had occasion to be sweeping clean my home of any semblance of leavening, which of course meant examining myself and sweeping clean myself. Whilst cleaning out my refrigerator I came across some hard to remove deposits and had to scrub them more vigorously. It reminded me that certain sins that are the result of long time habits are harder to eliminate than others and we have to try that little bit harder, calling on God for His help. As I thought I had gotten all the leavening out of my home I was about to relax when I spied some hidden crumbs hiding away. It made me think are there any sins in my life that are not as obvious as the ones I was working on? Are there any sins that I have hidden away from in shame that I have not yet confessed to my maker? The Feast is a time to remember the sacrifice of Jesus Christ and also a time to remember that we do not live by bread alone but by every word of God, and to be vigilant in our calling, not to allow sin to creep in or stay and not to allow it to cloud our thinking and our purpose in life.
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