When you read the words of Jesus in this first half of the dialogue in the temple in Caperneum closely, there are some amazing insights into the relationship of the Father and Son of the Trinity that are presented.
- Believers are a gift from the Father to Jesus the Son v.37
- Jesus did not come to earth for His own will (benefit), but to do the will of the Father. He is here out of obedience. v.38
- The Father’s will is that none who He sends to Jesus will be lost, but all raised up at the last day v.39
- There will be a last day for the earth v.39
- The Father’s will is that EVERYONE who looks to the Son and believes in Him shall have eternal life v.40
The fact of all of this is that the will of the Father is for all to be fulfilled. Jesus is the only path for that fullness. He is the bread of life. Coming to Him does not just temporarily stave off the hungry we all have, but we never go hungry again. Believing in Him doesn’t just quench the dryness in our throat, but we never thirst again. He doesn’t just give us a life, He gives us Eternal life. He doesn’t just fill us, He fully fills us. Fulfillment.
Because of sin, all of us are born with a part of us that is dead. Sin is death, and like someone who has had a heart attack, part of our selves is dead even at birth. We are born in sin. But, the Father’s will is not just that we live, but that Jesus fix us by removing the death in us, the sin, so that we not be lost but all raised up on the last day to eternal life.
We know, from this discussion, that Jesus knew fully and completely that He came to earth to die, to pay the price for our sin. He came out of obedience to take on the death of the world, of every one of us so that He would not lose any of us. He came to unite Himself to us, to take on our sin, and bear our death, fully out of obedience to the Father.
material, most likely, although some may have been coming around. The clincher is the “always”. Bread that causes you to never hunger again does not need to be received always, but only once. Once saved, always saved.
v40, that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life. I’m sure because Jesus said it and I believe it. I’m sure because His word and His sacrifice are sufficient.
All those the Father gives me will come to me and whoever comes to me I will NEVER drive away.
Never hunger again, never thirst again. He is providing everything I need and allowing me to participate in serving Him by serving others and demonstrating His love; I shall lose none of all those he has given me, but raise them up at the last day