Then they said to Him, “What shall we do, that we may work the works of God?” Jesus answered and said to them, “This is the work of God, that you believe in Him whom He sent.” John 6:28‭-‬29

Many people come around Jesus for different reasons. Most time the crowd is more desirous to pursue physical food, miracle-watching as a form of “entertainment,” and perhaps, the ability to do miracles themselves, rather than to seek Jesus Himself.

Others like the Pharisees were also among the admirers of Jesus but their motive is to trap Him by His word and criticize Him for His miracles and teachings. These, Jesus Himself described as people who have taken away the key to knowledge, they refused to enter, and worse still, preventing others who were entering.

Only a very few usually come to Jesus to listen to His teachings and obey them. These few people Jesus called disciples and gives unusual attention to instruct them on the matter of the Kingdom of God than earthly things.

When Jesus fed multitudes with a few loaves and fishes, it was out of compassion because they hungered and also to teach that He is the Bread of Life. This vital lesson the crowds never understood.

Though many are called, only a few are chosen. Many hear the Word of God with the physical ear but have no functioning spiritual ears. Many can see the words of Scripture on a printed page but are blind to spiritual truth.

As for you, what do you seek from Jesus? Jesus said, there is only one work God requires, that you believe in Him whom He has sent. Do you believe in Jesus? May the LORD God open your mind, ears, and heart more and more to perceive, hear and believe His truth which alone can set you free. Amen.

Your brother,