We Must Feed Upon Christ for Ourselves
John 6:47-58
Truly, truly, I say to you, He that believes on me has everlasting life.…

Dr. Bonar, in his "Memoir of M'Cheyne," says of him: "He seems invariably to have applied for his personal benefit what he gave out to his people. We have already noticed how he used to feed on the Word, not in order to prepare himself for the people, but for personal edification. To do so was a fundamental rule with him; and all pastors will feel that, if they are to prosper in their own souls, they must so use the Word — sternly refusing to admit the idea of feeding others until satiated them- selves. And for similar ends it is needful that we let the truth we hear preached sink down into our own souls. We, as well as our people, must drink in the falling showers. Mr. M'Cheyne did so. It is common to find him speaking thus: "July 31, Sabbath afternoon — on Judas betraying Christ; much more tenderness than ever I felt before. Oh, that I might abide in the bosom of Him who washed Judas' feet, and dipped His hand in the same dish with him, and warned him, and grieved over him — that I might catch the infection of His love, of His tenderness, so wonderful, so unfathomable!'"

(Sword and Trowel.)

Parallel Verses
KJV: Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life.

WEB: Most certainly, I tell you, he who believes in me has eternal life.

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