John 6:27: Labour not for the meat which perisheth, but for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give unto you; for him hath God the Father sealed.
Spiritual meat which nourishes the soul and spirit is of much more importance than physical food which just nourishes the body. Jesus said not to spend too much time or work very hard for food that will last for just some time. In order for the spiritual man to grow, spiritual food is required.
How do we get this spiritual food? Well, it is given to us by Jesus which will in turn lead us to everlasting life. Jesus said that man shall live by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God. Our soul and our spirit lives if we feed on the word of God . Make it a practice to learn and meditate God’s word everyday. It will nourish and keep you spiritually strong. Food for the body does not give us everlasting life. It will just keep us alive for that particular day. If you want to have everlasting life, start labouring for food that will last forever and give you spiritual health.
Look unto Jesus because He is the giver of everlasting life. Meditate and stand on His word so that you will know the wiles of the devil. The strength that we derive from God’s word does not exhaust us. It will nourish us as much as food that nourishes the body. So let us take all efforts to study God’s word and seek after the free gift, His everlasting life.