Coming to Him

But I said unto you, That ye also have seen me, and believe not.  All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.

John 6:36-37

John 6:37 is one of my favorite verses in the entire Bible.  The comfort that it gives a believing Christian is of infinite value.  There have been many people through the ages who have come to this verse trembling with fear and have left comforted by the Father’s eternal grace, love and mercy.  There are two parts to this wonderful verse.  We will look at the first part today and the second part tomorrow.

To give a little background, in verse 36, Jesus tells the people that “ye also have seen me, and believe not.”  The people saw Him and heard Him talk, but they had not believed Him.  They would not come to Him.

That brings us to verse 37.  “All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me…”  The first part of the verse deals with God leading people to Jesus and with the people coming to Him.  There are three entities mentioned in this verse: God the Father, “him” (representing any man), and Jesus.  The first part of the verse deals with God the Father and us.

God will lead people to Jesus.  He will illuminate the Scriptures and will convict their hearts of their sin and of their need for a Saviour.  Once we are convicted of sin and of our need for a Saviour, all that remains is for us to “come to Jesus.”  “…him that cometh to me…”  All we have to do is come to Jesus, believing on Him.  The simplicity of it is the beauty of this verse.  Just come to Him.  God will lead you; just come.  What a powerful and simple invitation!

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