We hear that phrase a lot, huh? Simply that there is more to life than eating bread? Not that everyone nowadays eats bread. Whole-grain, multi-grain, vegan, rice-cracked wheat, there are many types of bread for those who do eat bread.

But that’s not the point.

If I may… At the time this was written, bread was the average person’s primary sustenance. The poor lived by bread and water alone: it was the most important thing physically for Jesus’ audience.

Today, bread is not as desperately essential to us anymore. What is, then? fulfillment? approval of others? comradeship? happiness?

Whatever it is for you, it too will leave you still empty, still hungry, until you first know the Lord and what He’s done for you.