The seven “I am” statements in John’s gospel combine to provide a profound portrait of the Lord Jesus: “I am the bread of life” (6:35); “I am the Light of the world” (8:12; 9:5); “I am the door of the sheep” (10:7, 9); “I am the good shepherd” (10:11, 14); “I am the resurrection and the life” (11:25); “I am the way, and the truth, and the life” (14:6); and “I am the true vine” (15:1-5).
Jesus listed five witnesses in 5:30-40 that bear witness to His authority and deity, and one of these witnesses is “the works which the Father has given me to accomplish.” The feeding of the multitude, recorded in all four gospels, is a clear witness to the Person and power of Jesus, but His discourse on the bread of life caused many to leave Him when He related this bread to His flesh.
READING of JOHN 6
Lord, I anchor my hope in Your promise that those who come to You will not hunger, and those who believe in You will never thirst; everyone who beholds Your Son and believes in Him will have eternal life, and He will raise them up on the last day.
Meditation passage for today: verses 27-29, 35-40, 51, 68-69
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