Indeed, They Will Come to the Son!

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. But I said to you, that you have seen me and yet do not believe. All that the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never cast out. For I have come down from heaven, not to do my own will but the will of him who sent me. 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. 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” (John 6:35-40).

In these verses we find two great truths. (1) Eternal life is given only to those who meet the condition of coming to, looking upon, and believing in Jesus, the Son of God. (2) The Father guarantees that some will meet this condition; namely, those he gives to the Son in order that (as a result of his mission) he will raise them up on the last day.

What the Father demands in his Gospel by the former, he also supplies in his Gospel by the latter. Here then, does the church not only find hope in their efforts in missions and evangelism (i.e. sinners whom the Father gives the Son will come), but also promise in that it is impossible for the Son of God to fail his Father’s mission in raising every last one of them up on the last day. By the Father’s will they will come to the Son, and he will raise them up on the last day.

Let us preach and pray, therefore, and behold the fruit of the Son’s mission to accomplish all the Father has given him. 

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2 Responses to “Indeed, They Will Come to the Son!”

  1. gunny93 Says:

    Also a good reminder that it’s not all about us, even our salvation. We’re saved for His glory and as a love gift from the Father to the Son, to sing His praises forever more, for He alone is worthy.

    Good stuff.

  2. Bret & Rachel Says:

    Gunny,

    A “love gift” indeed; I find it an awesome salvation! To know that the Lord works in this way is to be both humbled and emboldend by grace: humbled that he gave me, a sinner, to his Son; emboldened since nothing, not even death, can or ever will take his promises from me.

    Bret

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