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The Gospels demonstrate that Jesus, too, is Lord over ood. As God provided ood in thewilderness or our oreathers, so Jesus can provide or every human need:» eeding o the fve thousand (see Mathew 14:13–21, Mark 6:30–44, Luke 9:10–17, John 6:1–14)» eeding o the our thousand (see Matthew 15:29–39, Mark 8:1–10)» water into wine (see John 2:1–10)» miraculous catches o fsh (see Luke 5:1–11, John 21:1–14)But Jesus also uses imagery o ood to teach about spiritual nourishment. He emphasizes, especiallyin John’s Gospel, that people should seek him, or he is real bread, the Bread o Lie (see John6:48–51), and living water (see John 4:13–14).In his temptation in the wilderness, Jesus resists the idea o turning stones to bread (see Matthew4:1–4, Luke 4:1–4), pointing to the word o God as the source o lie and sustenance.He also teaches about asting (see Matthew 6:16–18, Matthew 9:14–15, Mark 2:18–20, Luke5:33–35).In possibly the most amous parable o all, Jesus shows the Prodigal Son’s being driven back to hisather by hunger (see Luke 15:11–32).There is a contrast in the Gospels: Don’t worry about your own ood (see Matthew 6:25). Doworry about the hungry. The righteous are those who eed them (see Mathew 25:31–46).
Famine is one o the pictures o fnal judgment (see 6:8, 18:8).
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