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John 6:38 Commentary - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

In these words our Saviour gives us the confirmation of the foregoing promise, that he will in no wise cast out those that come unto him, by assuring us, that it was the great end for which he came into the world. His Father sent him to do his will, and not his own: that is, not to do his own will without his Father's, but to do his own will and his Father's. For Christ, as God, had a co-ordinate will with his Father's, and as man, a will subordinate to the will of his Father. Now, it is the will of both Father and Son, that such as believe in him should be preserved from perishing, and be raised up by Christ at the last day.

Learn hence, 1. That the Lord Jesus Christ stands not only inclined by his own mercy and goodness to save repenting and believing sinners, but doth also stand obliged thereunto by virtue of a trust, committed to him from the Father. Therefore Christ mentions the will of him that sent him, as a reason of his fidelity in this matter.

Learn, 2. That the Father's will and good pleasure is the original source the fountain and first spring, from whence the salvation of believers doth proceed and flow. It is the Father's will that sent me, that every one that seeth the son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life.

Learn, 3. That such as are given to Christ by the Father, and put as his trust into his keeping, he looks upon them as his charge, and stands engaged for the preservation of them. This is my Father's will, that of all which he hath given me, I shall lose nothing. Yet hath the Father so committed the care of believers to his Son, as that he keeps them still in his own hand. My Father which gave them to me, is greater than all, and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand. Joh 10:28-29

Learn, 4. From those words, I will raise him up at the last day, that the Lord Jesus Christ is truly, essentially, and really God. That person who can by his own almighty power raise the dead, must certainly be God. And this power Christ had. He raised others from the dead, and his own dead body from the grave also, by his own power; and therefore Christ says, I am the resurrection and the life; and I will raise him up at the last day. Doubtless he that spake these words and made these promises, knew his own power to perform them; and that power must be omnipotent, and that act of omnipotence doth prove him to be God. It is true, the disciples raised the dead, who yet were no God, by with this difference, they raised the dead by Christ's power; but Christ raised others and himself also by his own power.

Consult other comments:

John 6:38 - The Greek Testament

John 6:38 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

John 6:38 - Joseph Benson’s Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 6:38 - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

John 6:38 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

John 6:38 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

John 6:38 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

John 6:38 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

John 6:38 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

John 6:38 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

John 6:38 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

John 6:38 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

John 6:38 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

John 6:38 - Geneva Bible Notes

John 6:38 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

John 6:38 - Gnomon of the New Testament

John 6:38 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

John 6:38 - Biblical Illustrator Edited by Joseph S. Exell

John 6:38 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

John 6:38 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

John 6:38 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

John 6:38 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

John 6:38 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

John 6:38 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

John 6:38 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 6:38 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

John 6:38 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

John 6:38 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 6:38 - Combined Bible Commentary

Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament