Jesus said to them, “My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me, and to finish His work.” John 4:34
Throughout Jesus’ ministry, we see a marked difference between His priorities and the concerns of His disciples. The disciples were often preoccupied with how to meet their physical needs (Mt 14:15–17; John 4:8; Lu 18:28).
Jesus repeatedly assured them that the Father knew their needs and would provide (Lu 11:11–13).
Jesus stressed that their priority was to “seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness”; the necessities of daily life would be provided (Mt 6:33).
When Jesus spoke to the woman at the well, His disciples had gone into a nearby town to get food. While His disciples were seeking earthly nourishment, Jesus was giving this woman “living water” that would satisfy her soul for eternity.