In the end eternal life.
“Do not labor for the food that perishes, but for the food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give to you. For on him God the Father has set his seal.”
There is a kingdom and a way of life.
The temporal realm is one which passes away, Jesus says here set God first in your life, get your priorities straight, God’s work is where fulfillment lies. This is the major paradigm shift we’re to go through as believers. The place where the drives and aspirations of this world don’t mean anything at all. SEEK ETERNAL LIFE in other words! There is no need to flounder here and there only the pursuing the bread given from the Son of man. Did you know this was/is the same very concept Jesus lived by and called us to live by? In the desert [Matt4:4; Luke4:4 quoting Duet8:3 ] Jesus quoted to Satan, “Man does not live on bread alone but every word that proceeds from the mouth of the Father.”
Jesus valued kingdom and eternity more.
There is no doubt in my mind that Jesus know the order of things – get your instructions from the Father and carry them out here on the earth despite comfort or pleasure. The cross is a very significant example of that very thing. Jesus stood there, in the garden, and in much angst pleaded for the cup to part from him. This means his orders were going to lead him to a place where he would be hurt, and he was not liking the idea. However he finishes his statement, “Not my will but yours be done.” He also knew another very important principle and instruction which the Father had given him and that was, ‘it is your choice.’ So Jesus chose despite the odds and the pain to pursue and continue through with the Fathers leading.
See God never forces his will, but he does desire it to be done.
We need to make the decisions which count. The decisions which eat from the bread of life, Jesus Christ. It is the eternal things which matter most not the here and now. In the here and now you most probably will die for following through with the leading’s of the Lord, however these are far more important and worthy than any other thing you’ve ever stood for or will ever stand for. God bless, Quickstudypro.