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Bible Quotes
Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes has eternal life. I am the bread of life. Your fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, and they died. This is the bread that comes down from heaven, so that one may eat of it and not die.
(John 6:47-49) ESV

This is the bread that comes down from heaven, so that one may eat of it and not die. I am the living bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever. And the bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh.” The Jews then disputed among themselves, saying, “How can this man give us his flesh to eat?” So Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. Whoever feeds on my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day.
(John 6:50-54) ESV

For my flesh is true food, and my blood is true drink. Whoever feeds on my flesh and drinks my blood abides in me, and I in him. As the living Father sent me, and I live because of the Father, so whoever feeds on me, he also will live because of me. This is the bread that came down from heaven, not like the bread the fathers ate and died. Whoever feeds on this bread will live forever.” Jesus said these things in the synagogue, as he taught at Capernaum.
(John 6:55-59) ESV

So Jesus said to the Twelve, “Do you want to go away as well?” Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life, and we have believed, and have come to know, that you are the Holy One of God.” Jesus answered them, “Did I not choose you, the Twelve? And yet one of you is a devil.” He spoke of Judas the son of Simon Iscariot, for he, one of the Twelve, was going to betray him.
(John 6:67-71) ESV1

Inspirational Quotes from Famous People

All charming people have something to conceal, usually their total dependence on the appreciation of others.
--Cyril Connolly – English Journalist Born 1903 Died 1974

Dependence begets subservience and venality, suffocates the germ of virtue, and prepares fit tools for the designs of ambition.
--Thomas Jefferson – American President Born 1743 Died 1826

Science is the knowledge of consequences, and dependence of one fact upon another.
--Thomas Hobbes – English Philosopher Born 1588 Died 1679

The essence of religion consists in the feeling of an absolute dependence.
--Friedrich Schleiermacher – German Theologian Born 1768 Died 1834

The price of indulging yourself in your youth in the things you cannot afford is poverty and dependence in your old age.
--Dorothy Dix – American Journalist Born 1887 Died 1951

There is no dependence that can be sure but a dependence upon one's self.
--John Gay – English Poet Born 1685 Died 1732

Things derive their being and nature by mutual dependence and are nothing in themselves.
--Nagarjuna – Indian Philosopher4

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Dependence and the Bible

We depend on many things. We depend on food, water, air, and a properly functioning body. We depend on these things because they are essential for the continuation of our lives.

We depend on God in the same way. Without God, we would die. With God, we continue to live. God is our Creator and the sustainor of life through His Son Jesus Christ (Gen. 1:1Col. 1:16-17Heb. 1:3).

What does it mean for Christians to depend on God? As a little child depends upon his parents, so Christians must depend upon God. Jesus said: "Assuredly, I say to you, unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore whoever humbles himself as this little child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven" (Matt. 18:3-4).

"Depend" means to be contingent (Webster's New Collegiate Dictionary). Whatever a little child does is contingent upon his parents. A little child cannot feed himself or prepare food to eat. A little child cannot take himself to the doctor when ill. A little child depends on his parents for everything. Christians must turn their lives over to God and thus depend on Him. Their lives must be contingent on God's will.

"Depend" means to exist by virtue of a necessary relation (Webster). God's existence is not dependent on His relationship with us. But, our physical and spiritual existence are dependent on our relationship with Him. Everyone must depend on God for their physical existence. But only those who believe and obey God have given themselves over to Him and thus depend on Him for salvation.

"Depend" means to place reliance or trust (Webster). Do we depend on people we do not trust? Our dependence on God is linked to our trust in Him. And trust is linked to faith. Paul says that faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God (Rom. 10:17). The more faith we have in God, the more dependent we will be on Him.

"Depend" means to be dependent, especially for financial support (Webster). Without God's blessing we would have nothing. We would not have any food or money. Do we realize our dependence on God when we sit at the table to eat? Do we realize our dependence on God every time we make a purchase?2


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Definition of Dependence

1. The state of being dependent, as for support.


a. Subordination to someone or something needed or greatly desired.

b. Trust; reliance. See Synonyms at trust.

3. The state of being determined, influenced, or controlled by something else.

4. A compulsive or chronic need; an addiction: an alcohol dependence.3    




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