A Christ Filled Life – Getting to Know Jesus
Constant exercise of faith in Christ, is the most important and difficult part of the obedience required from us, as sinners seeking salvation. When by His grace we are enabled to live a life of faith in the Son of God, holy tempers follow, and acceptable services may be done. Christ shows that He is the True Bread; He is to the soul what bread is to the body, He nourishes and supports the spiritual life. Matthew henry’s Concise Commentary.
Jesus the Bread of Life – John 6:41) The Jews then murmured at Him, because He said, I am the bread which came down from heaven. 42) And they said, Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? how is it then that He saith, I came down from heaven? 43) Jesus therefore answered and said unto them, Murmur not among yourselves. 44) No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent Me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day. 45) It is written in the prophets, And they shall be all taught of God. Every man therefore that hath heard, and hath learned of the Father, cometh unto Me. 46) Not that any man hath seen the Father, save he which is of God, He hath seen the Father. Luke 10:22; 2Corinthians4;6. 47) Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on Me hath everlasting life. John 3:16. 48) I am that Bread of Life. 49) Your fathers did eat manna in the wilderness, and are dead. 50) This is the Bread which cometh down from heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die. 51) I am the Living Bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is My Flesh, which I will give for the life of the world. Hebrews 10:5, 10. 52) The Jews therefore strove among themselves, saying How can this man give us His Flesh to eat? 53) Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the Flesh of the Son of man, and drink His blood, ye have no life in you. 54) Whoso eateth My Flesh, and drinketh My Blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day. 55) For My Flesh is meat indeed, and My Blood is drink indeed. 56) He that eateth My Flesh, and drinketh My Blood, dwelleth in Me, and I in him. Ephesians 3:17. 57) As the living Father hath sent Me, and I live by the Father: so he that eateth Me, even he shall live by Me. 58) This is that Bread which came down from heaven: not as your fathers did eat manna, are dead: he that eateth of this Bread shall live for ever. 59) These things said He in the synagogue, as He taught in Capernaum. 60) Many therefore of His disciples, when they had heard this said, This is an hard saying, who can hear it? Matthew 11:6.
Nelson’s Compact Bible Commentary/Matthew Henry’s Commentary – v42 The son of Joseph: The religious leader’s proof that Jesus was not from heaven was that they knew His parents. To them there was nothing supernatural about Jesus’ origin. v43-45 No one will come; till Divine grace has subdued, and in part changed his heart; therefore no one who comes will ever be cast out. God draws with His Word and the Holy Ghost: and man’s duty is to receive the grace offered. v46, 47 Jesus declares that only He has seen the Father. Though a person has not seen the Father, he or she can believe in Christ and have everlasting life. v48, 49 Christ is the Bread of Life. Those who believe in Him have life. The manna in the wilderness did not ultimately sustain life. Those who ate it eventually died. v52-59 The flesh and blood of the Son of Man, denote the Redeemer in the nature of man; Christ and Him crucified, and the redemption wrought out by Him, with all the precious benefits of redemption; pardon of sin, acceptance with God, the way to the throne of grace, the promises of the covenant, and eternal life. These are called the flesh and blood of Christ, because they are purchased by the braking of His body, and the shedding of His blood. Also, because they are meat and drink to our souls. Eating His flesh and drinking His blood (The Lord’s Supper) means believing in Christ. We partake of Christ and His benefits by faith. v59, 60 Disciple, here literally means learner. Some of the crowd were students; they came to learn. Not all of these people believed in Christ. It was hard for the Jewish learners to accept the idea of eating flesh and drinking blood. The Messiah’s Kingdom was not of this world but of a Spiritual world and they were to understand by faith.
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