Search Bible
Click for Help   Click for QuickNav   Click for Advanced Search Options
Search KJV

Search a pre-defined list

OR Select a range of biblical books



OR Custom Selection:

Use semicolons to separate groups:
'Gen;Jdg;Psa-Mal' or 'Rom 3-12;Mat 1:15;Mat 5:12-22'

Your Bible Version is the KJV
Go to Top
Link to This PageCite This Page
Version Selector Up Arrow
Share this pageFollow the BLB
Version Selector Up Arrow

Follow the Blue Letter Bible on:



Or subscribe to our Newsletter:

Printable Page
Left Contextbar EdgeLeft Contextbar Edge BackgroundRight Contextbar Edge2Prior SectionReturn to CommentariesReturn to Author BiographyNext SectionRight Contextbar Edge2Right Contextbar Edge BackgroundRight Contextbar Edge1
The Blue Letter Bible
BLB Searches
Search the Bible
Search KJV

Advanced Options

Search a pre-defined list

OR Select a range of biblical books



OR Custom Selection:

Use semicolons to separate groups: 'Gen;Jdg;Psa-Mal' or 'Rom 3-12;Mat 1:15;Mat 5:12-22'

Other Searches

Multi-Verse Retrieval
Search KJV

Line-By-Line Order:
Line-By-Line Verse-ReferenceVerse-Reference
Line-By-Line Reference-VerseReference-Verse
Line-By-Line Separate LineSeparate Line
Line-By-Line Verse OnlyVerse Only
Line-By-Line Reference OnlyReference Only
Reference Delimiters:
No Reference DelimitersNone — Jhn 1:1 KJV
Square Reference DelimitersSquare — [Jhn 1:1 KJV]
Curly Reference DelimitersCurly — {Jhn 1:1 KJV}
Parenthesis Reference DelimitersParens — (Jhn 1:1 KJV)
Paragraph Order:
Paragraph Verse-ReferenceVerse-Reference
Paragraph Reference-VerseReference-Verse
Paragraph Reference-OnlyReference-Only
Number Delimiters:*
No Verse NumbersNo Number
No Verse DelimetersNo Delimiter — 15
Square Verse DelimitersSquare — [15]
Curly Verse DelimitersCurly — {15}
Parenthesis Verse DelimitersParens — (15)
Other Options:
Abbreviate BooksAbbreviate Books
Use SBL Abbrev.Use SBL Abbrev.
En dash not HyphenEn dash not Hyphen
Quotes Around VersesQuotes Around Verses
Remove Square BracketsRemove Square Brackets
Sort CanonicallySort Canonically

* 'Number Delimiters' only apply to 'Paragraph Order'

Let's Connect
Daily Devotionals

Blue Letter Bible offers several daily devotional readings in order to help you refocus on Christ and the Gospel of His peace and righteousness.

Daily Bible Reading Plans

Recognizing the value of consistent reflection upon the Word of God in order to refocus one’s mind and heart upon Christ and His Gospel of peace, we provide several reading plans designed to cover the entire Bible in a year.

One-Year Plans

Two-Year Plan

Study Resources :: Text Commentaries :: F.E. Marsh :: Readings 1-50 (Abel - Children)

F.E. Marsh :: 41. Bread of Life

toggle collapse
Choose a new font size and typeface

Customize your font sizeIncrease your font sizeDecrease your font sizeReturn to default font size

Choose a Bible text color
Read the Bible in blackRead the Bible in dark blueRead the Bible in blue

Customize your text type
Arial font
Trebuchet MS font
Georgia font
Times New Roman font

Customize your Hebrew text type
SBL Hebrew font
Times New Roman font
Arial font

Customize your Greek text type
Gentium font
Times New Roman font
Arial font

Close font preferences

Bread is expressive of the Atonement of Christ, in the process it undergoes. From its birth, till it is consumed, the corn of wheat preaches to us.

  1. The corn of wheat has to die, before it can bring forth more wheat. Christ uses this very fact as an illustration of the necessity of His death for us (John 12:24). He would have been for ever alone in His holiness and blessedness, if He had not died for us; and we should have been for ever alone in our sinfulness and misery.
  2. When the corn is ripe it has to be cut down; even so, when the fulness of time was come, Christ was cut off out of the land of the living (Isaiah 53:8); cut off by the justice of God in dying for our sins (Zech. 13:7); and cut off by death, that He might conquer the king of terrors, and overthrow him who had the power of death, which is the devil (Heb. 2:14).
  3. Then the wheat has to be threshed. How intensely Christ was maltreated. He gave His back to the smiters, and His cheeks to them that plucked off the hair (Isaiah 50:6). “The chastisement of our peace was upon Him” (Isaiah 53:5). How much Christ suffered at the hands of wicked men! We have only to go over the scenes that immediately precede His death for illustration on this point.
  4. The corn has to be ground. Whether we think of the corn being bruised between the mill-stones as used in the East (Isaiah 28:28), or think of the corn as it is ground in the modern machinery of to-day, we are reminded of the bruising of Christ. “He was bruised for our iniquities” (Isaiah 53:5). Who can analyze such expressions as “He was made sin for us” (2 Cor 5:21). “He was made a curse” (Gal. 3:13)? Who can weigh that soul agonizing cry of Christ, “My God, My God, why hast Thou forsaken Me?” Well might Luther sit for hours pondering that mysterious exclamation, and at last burst forth in the following words, “God, forsaken by God!”
  5. When the flour has been made into loaves, it has to be baked. The fire makes it into bread, so that we can eat it with pleasure. This reminds us of Christ, who has undergone the fire of God’s judgment for our sins. He passed through the fiery baptism of God’s wrath (Matt. 20:22), when He was condemned in our stead (Rom. 8:3, margin). It is because the fire has fed upon the God-appointed sacrifice that the coals from off the altar have a cleansing virtue, as is illustrated in the case of Isaiah, when the seraph applied the live coal to the unclean lips of the prophet, and said, “Thine iniquity is taken away, and thy sin is purged” (Isaiah 6:7).
  6. When the bread is eaten, then the nutriment of the bread becomes part of the one who eats; and when Christ is received by faith, then we possess Him, and He becomes the life of our being (John 6:54).

40. Born of God ← Prior Section
42. Cain, the Man of Unbelief Next Section →

The Blue Letter Bible ministry and the BLB Institute hold to the historical, conservative Christian faith, which includes a firm belief in the inerrancy of Scripture. Since the text and audio content provided by BLB represent a range of evangelical traditions, all of the ideas and principles conveyed in the resource materials are not necessarily affirmed, in total, by this ministry.


Verse Tools Arrow
Login to your account

Email / username or password was incorrect!

Check your email for password retrieval


Complete the form below to register  [?]

Error: That Email is already registered

Error: Please provide a valid Email

Error: Passwords should have at least 6 characters

Error: Passwords do not match

Error: Please provide a valid first name

Error: That username is already taken

Error: Usernames should only contain letters, numbers, dots, dashes, or underscores

[ Cancel ]← Login to Your Account

Passwords should have at least 6 characters.
Usernames should only contain letters, numbers, dots, dashes, or underscores.

Thank you for registering. A verification email has been sent to the address you provided.

Error: That Email / Username is not registered

Enter Your Email or UsernameUsername or Email Address


← Return to Login

Close LoginCLOSE
Tap to Close