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I love bread. I love all kinds of breads. I love bread with butter. I love bread with oil. OK, I think you get the picture. It satisfies me. I can make a meal of it.

King Jesus, the Messiah, satisfies us like bread can never do. My soul hungers for right standing with our heavenly Father. Jesus takes care of that for me so that I never have to hunger for right standing anymore. That longing is fulfilled completely. God is so good to us to satisfy our every need and desire.

  • Taken care of.
  • Done.
  • It is finished.

It is all about Jesus. He is the real deal. He is everything I need to be right with our Father. It is ALL about Him. He is life. He satisfies my hunger.

Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst. 36 But I said to you that you have seen me and yet do not believe. 37 All that the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never cast out. 38 For I have come down from heaven, not to do my own will but the will of him who sent me. 39 And this is the will of him who sent me, that I should lose nothing of all that he has given me, but raise it up on the last day. 40 For this is the will of my Father, that everyone who looks on the Son and believes in him should have eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day.” [1]

John 6:35-40 (ESV)

This is the first of seven great I AM statements recorded by John, statements that are found nowhere else in the Gospels. God revealed Himself to Moses by the name I AM (Yahweh) (Ex. 3:14). God is the self-existent One who “is, and … was, and … is to come” (Rev. 1:8). When Jesus used the name I AM, He was definitely claiming to be God.

John 6:37–40 contains Jesus’ explanation of the process of personal salvation. These are among the most profound words He ever spoke, and we cannot hope to plumb their depths completely. He explained that salvation involves both divine sovereignty and human responsibility.

  • The Father gives men and women to the Son, but these men and women must come to Him, that is, believe on Him.
  • He assured them that nobody who came to Him would ever be lost but would be raised at the last day.
  • Even death cannot rob us of salvation!

From our human and limited perspective, we cannot see how divine sovereignty and human responsibility can work together; but from God’s perspective, there is no conflict. When a church member asked Charles Spurgeon how he reconciled these two, he replied, “I never try to reconcile friends.” It is the Father’s will that sinners be saved and that those who trust the Messiah Jesus be secure in their salvation. Believers receive eternal life and Jesus can never lose them.[2]


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[1] The Holy Bible: English Standard Version. (2016). (Jn 6:35–40). Wheaton, IL: Crossway Bibles.

[2] Wiersbe, W. W. (1996). The Bible exposition commentary (Vol. 1, p. 312). Wheaton, IL: Victor Books.

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