John 10:22-42 The Compassion of Jesus

It is in this passage that Jesus gives us our greatest assurance. 

[28] I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one can snatch them out of my hand.

[29]  My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of my Father’s hand. 

It s double-fisted grip! We can’t even wiggle out. 😏

Verse 30 answers the question in verse 24:

[30] I and the Father are one.”

Jesus’ logic is masterful. He used the Scriptures against them. But He went further with that logic:

[36] what about the one whom the Father set apart as his very own and sent into the world? Why then do you accuse me of blasphemy because I said, ‘I am God’s Son’?
[37] Do not believe me unless I do the works of my Father.  

THERE is their out! They CAN believe because His works are proof. But they must beware if they don’t because they would be committing the sin of unbelief, which is the Unpardonable Sin. Matthew 12:31 And so I tell you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven men, but the blasphemy against the Spirit [unbelief when the Spirit calls] will not be forgiven.

Hebrews 3:19 So we see that they were not able to enter, because of their unbelief.

Then Jesus fairly pleads with them:[38] But if I do them, even though you do not believe me, believe the miracles, that you may know and understand that the Father is in me, and I in the Father.”  

Did they? John 12:37 Even after Jesus had done all these miraculous signs in their presence, they [the religious leaders] still would not believe in him.

But how about the regular folks? [10:42] “And in that place many believed in Jesus.”

Thank Him today for His amazing gift of grace that we should believe and be saved and be counted as His!

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