John 6:31 “Our fathers ate the manna in the wilderness; as it is written, ‘HE GAVE THEM BREAD OUT OF HEAVEN TO EAT.'”
John 6:51 “I am the living bread that came down out of heaven;
In the light of these two verses from John, consider now this verse from Matthew:
Matthew 4:4 But He answered and said, “It is written, ‘MAN SHALL NOT LIVE ON BREAD ALONE, BUT ON EVERY WORD THAT PROCEEDS OUT OF THE MOUTH OF GOD.'”
“Every word” from God is summed up in Jesus. In Him we find sustenance. He is our meditation every day…all day.
John 6:27 “Do not work for the food which perishes, but for the food which endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give to you, for on Him the Father, God, has set His seal.”
The bread Jesus has given us is Himself:
Ezekiel 34:23 “Then I will set over them one shepherd, My servant David, and he will feed them; he will feed them himself and be their shepherd.
This point is, of course, the thrust of John 6. Jesus Himself is able to meet our daily need for spiritual nourishment. (Our physical nourishment is supplied as a byproduct.)
Scripture quotations taken from the NASB, unless otherwise noted. (In the NASB New Testament, quotations of the Old Testament are rendered in all capital letters in order to make them easier to identify.)