In the sixth chapter of the Gospel of John there is the story of Jesus feeding the five thousand with five loaves and two small fishes. The following day the people came to Capernaum seeking him. But Jesus rebuked them saying, “Verily, verily, I say unto you, Ye seek me, not because you saw the miracles, but because ye did eat of the loaves and were filled.”
For these people it was a case of misplaced priorities. The miracles that Jesus performed were the proof that he came from God. But this is not why they were seeking him. Rather they sought him because of a free meal. Jesus went on to say, “Labour not for the meat which perisheth, but for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life.” (John 6:27)
What about ourselves? In our lives do we have our priorities straight? Do we put first things first?