I hope you have found this study on Jesus seven I AM statements helpful. Today’s word picture is the vine.
7. True vine
“I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman.” John 15:1
This metaphor emphasizes that He is the true vine, which contrasts Himself with the false vine or religion of Israel. The Jews were not worshiping Jehovah God, the false legalistic religion of the scribes and Pharisees. Theirs was a religion of works, of self-righteousness that God had no part. Jesus plainly condemned and exposed them as not knowing God. Jesus said, “And the Father himself, which hath sent me, hath borne witness of me. Ye have neither heard his voice at any time, nor seen his shape.” (John 5:37) Note that He said they had not known the Father at any time. Further Jesus rebuked them saying, “. . . Ye neither know me, nor my Father: if ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also.” (John 8:19) Therefore, using the analogy of a husbandman or vineyard owner, Jesus made the distinction that God the Father is the owner or master of the vineyard and He is the master’s vine. (Bible-truth.org)
Takes care of us
Provides redemption for us
Shows us the way
Jesus is our I AM!
Tom Stearns, WASI Chaplain, 907 715-4001