Jesus Identity Meaning
This is another testament to him being the truth. Jesus’ identity is also formed around his actions and preachings as an individual on earth. His major identification points are his famous “I Am” statements which are not literal but symbolic of his effect on mankind.
His first statement is within John 6, particularly verses 35, 48 and 51. Jesus proclaims that he is the bread of life that came down from heaven. The context of this statement is that Jesus had previously feed bread or manna to the thousands of people. He references this event saying that he is that which they all crave. The hunger may be referring to the state of sin that humans had lived in before they were satisfied by Jesus.
The second “I am” statement is recorded in John 8:12 where he claims that he is the light of the world. He means that no longer will his people be enslaved to ignorance because he, as the light, has overshone the darkness (unknowing, evil). This connects to previous implications about his identity that says he is the truth. He allows the truth to be …show more content…
The law that was ordained for the people, received by Moses (Exodus 31:18, “And he gave to Moses, when he had finished speaking with him on Mount Sinai, the two tablets of the testimony, tablets of stone, written with the finger of God.”), was in order to guide them on a path to righteousness despite their innate sinful nature. For example, the law previously required lovers of God to be circumcised in order to achieve grace with God. Romans discusses how circumcision does not make someone closer to God if they do not act in love and faith. Those who are uncircumcised can be closer to God than those who are. Jesus saw that those who were acting in accordance with the law were doing so rather than trusting in the Lord. An example of these are the Pharisees who were so concerned with law abidance that they did not recognize their own