26Jesus answered them and said, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Ye seek me, not because ye saw the miracles, but because ye did eat of the loaves, and were filled.
27Labour not for the meat which perisheth, but for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give unto you: for him hath God the Father sealed.
28Then said they unto him, What shall we do, that we might work the works of God?...]
Perhap we thought we sought Jesus for the prosperity he brings us! And certainly is not sin to be prosperous. Perhaps like myself wanted a miracle from God and to deliver me and he has always done that! Perhaps we ask him for something that are important and even urgent and of necessity? We often implore God like I do, I need this and I need that! But Jesus answered this crowd with thus, John 6:29,
["...29Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent...]
Perhaps we want to do more? And add to that? Perhaps a rite? A chant? A ritual? And we ask God to open the altar in heaven, I often call it the bar in heaven and give us one for the road. In John 17:6 Jesus tells the father something or two, about us,
["...6I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gavest me out of the world: thine they were, and thou gavest them me; and they have kept thy word...]
This is quite a mouthful for one-liner! And in the end it say that we have kept his word, God's word. Now Jesus is the Word of God. When we keep God's word, we keep Jesus and there's no shortcuts to this! God says or namely Jesus, that if God's words truly abide in us, then we are truly the decipiles of Jesus and thus he says that we will know him the truth and his word, and he and his word and truth, for he is the Truth, will set us free. And he says that if he sets us free we shall be free indeed...