This passage comes after Jesus feeds five thousand. He is trying yet again to impress on them that they shouldn’t chase after Him because He can feed them physically. But they should chase after Him because they believe He is the Son of God. Again, He is asking us to believe in Him and follow Him so they might have the ultimate fulfillment—eternal life. He never promised a rose garden on Earth, but He does promise an eternal life with Him if only we believe.
1. What stresses or burdens prohibit or limit your joy and fulfillment?
2. What could you do differently to either eliminate or limit the stress or burden?
Challenge: Considering your insight above, take at least one step to limit or eliminate a stress or a burden.