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In No Wise

“All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.” (John 6:37)

This Scripture gives two remarkable truths about our salvation. The first truth is that no one can come to Christ without the election and work of the Father God. A few verses later, Christ says, “No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him” (John 6:44).

Another assuring aspect of this verse is that it begins with the word “all,” or pan in the Greek. In other words, everyone whom the Father chooses and draws will indeed come to Christ. There’s nothing in ourselves that makes us worthy or earns our salvation. It is God’s pure love, grace, and power that draw us and bring us into the fold of Christ, our good Shepherd. The great Puritan writer John Bunyan said, “Once the Father sets his loving gaze on a wandering sinner, that sinner’s rescue is certain.”

The second part is also key in that we are told Jesus will in no wise cast us out. While we no longer use the expression “no wise,” it’s a phrase that employs a very clever and powerful means of capturing the emphatic negative of the Greek grammar. The text literally reads, “the one coming to me I will NO NOT cast out.” This grammatical construction of two negatives piled on top of each other is done for literary forcefulness. In modern English, we would say, “I will most certainly never, ever cast out.”

Jesus never gets tired of His sheep or loses His patience with them. Christ’s assurance is that He will continue to guide, discipline, and love us on the journey to our eternal heavenly home. JPT

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