Faith, The Lifestyle of Saints
Proof or Pudding- Belief
The passage of scripture from John 6:26-29 encases the position of Christ with people who were only seeking Him for miracles. There are still today, people who only claim to be Christians because they have an expectation for miracles and when they don't get the miracle they want then they become disgruntled and blame the church and the minister for a human condition based on their false belief.
Jesus says to us that we need to focus on the things that will last into eternity and not the immediate needs of the physical body that will fail, die and pass away. People then and today want microwave theology, something will satisfy them for the moment but leave them wanting for eternity.
The proof is in the pudding. This iconic statement prevalent in American communities; however, the original proverb is: The proof of the pudding is in the eating. And what it meant was that you had to try out food to know whether it was good (NPR: Morning Edition, Frank Deford). What Jesus is saying is, while you like the temporary solution of "meat" get the permanent answer by focusing on the "meat" of the Spirit which will last for eternity. Miracles are temporary patches compared with the understanding of God's plan for the Kingdom of God.
Today, the pudding is just the container of the flavor, but as we well know pudding is food, but it will not sustain you very long. The Word of God has all the nutrients we need to grow, healthy, wealthy and wise.
John 6:29 Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent.
The God of Glory, El Hakabodh (Psalm 29:3); we thank You for exposing us to the knowledge of false beliefs. We praise You for the Truth that has been sent to us for the preparation of the Kingdom. We decree and declare blessings upon those who crave for the "meat" of the Lord, so that; the "meat" will provide the provision for the Kingdom of God. Now, for the sake of the Kingdom and the Glory of God, we petition, with anointing in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord, and Savior, Amen.