John Lesson 9 Day 5 Day 6 ~ John 6:34-40
11- “Master, give us this bread, now and forever!”
The people’s minds were on their material world.
John 6:34 (WuestNT)
They said therefore to Him, Lord, ever give us this bread. Jesus said to them, I alone, in contradistinction to all others, am the bread of the life. He who comes to me shall positively not become hungry, and he who places his trust in me shall positively never thirst. But I said to you that you have both seen me, yet are not believing.
When Jesus multiplied the boy’s lunch and fed 5000 families, they felt like they discovered the goose that laid the golden egg.
“Many affirm, says Rabbi Mayemon, that the hope of Israel is this: That the Messiah shall come and raise the dead; and they shall be gathered together in the garden of Eden, and shall eat and drink and satiate themselves all the days of the world. There the houses shall be all builded with precious stones; the beds shall be made of silk; and the rivers shall flow with wine and spicy oil. He made manna to descend for them, in which was all manner of tastes; and every Israelite found in it what his palate was chiefly pleased with. If he desired fat in it, he had it. In it, the young man tasted bread, the old man honey, and the children oil. So shall it be in the world to come, (i.e. the days of the Messiah.) He shall give Israel peace, and they shall sit down in the garden of Eden, and all nations shall behold their condition; as it is said, My servants shall eat, but ye shall be hungry, etc., Isaiah 65:13.” Adam Clarke
12- a. Jesus said, “And this is the will of Him who sent me,
John 6:40 (WuestNT)
And this is the will of Him who sent me, that all which He has given me I shall not lose anything of it, but shall raise it up on the last day. For this is the will of my Father, that everyone who discerningly sees the Son and believes on Him may be having life eternal, and as for myself, I will raise him up at the last day.
b. Jesus said, “The one who comes to Me,
I will most certainly not cast out [I will never, never reject anyone who follows Me].” Vs 37 AMP
When Jesus said to the woman whose tears fell on His feet, “Your sins are forgiven,” the Greek word for forgiven means “to send away, to divorce.” Her guilt for what she had done was gone. Jesus also healed her shame.
13- Fulfillment in John 6:35-40
I am saved by grace. Grace means I’m forgiven, “divorced” from my past. God sent my sinful past and my failures away. I might have memories, but they are irrelevant. Jesus didn’t reject me when I asked Him to forgive me, and He saved me. I am safe and secure in Him, forever.
Strongs #4982 sṓzō (from sōs, “safe, rescued”) – properly, deliver out of danger and into safety; used principally of God rescuing believers from the penalty and power of sin – and into His provisions (safety). (Emphasis added)
DAY 6 John 6:22-40
People haven’t changed.
We still want what we want, when we want it, and the way we want it. We still tend to ignore the bigger picture and the longer term.
God wants a relationship with us. Long term. REALLY long-term.
Prayer: Thank You for teaching me about grace. Thank you for severing all connection to my sin and failures. Enable me “to be fully capable of comprehending with all the saints (God’s people) the width and length and height and depth of His love [fully experiencing that amazing, endless love]” Ephesians 3:18
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