|What do the seven I am sayings of Jesus mean to us today part two|
We dug into the application of I AM the Bread of Life, and I AM the Living Water. Now we will discover what the other I AM sayings of Jesus mean to us today in part two.
Aren't we like this sometimes? We graze in comfort without awareness of where we are going. It’s not that we aren’t thankful, we just may forget to acknowledge our blessings, or we don’t realize we have wandered away into the enemy’s field. Jesus, our good Shepherd, herds these sometimes dumb-acting sheep back to the pasture of safety and provision. He puts the needs of the sheep above His own.
If there were other ways to reach God, why would Jesus go through all the torture He endured? God could just tell us to choose a way to come to Him and His Son wouldn’t have to suffer for us.
But that is why Christ came and was obedient unto death. Because there is no other way to be saved, no other way to reach God and have eternal life. The other invented religions are not paths to God, but man’s attempts through his own works to reach heaven. And works can’t get us there.
Soul darkness does the same thing. It imprisons the victims and paralyzes people with fear. A hurting soul reaches out for anything they think will bring relief. But unless it is Christ’s freedom, the remedy they seek only causes more pain. God’s love through Christ shines on empty hearts and translates us out of the darkness of deceit.
Our deeper understanding of who Christ is and why He came helps us as Titus 2 women educate others with the truths we learn.