99. Your forefathers ate manna and died (John 6:58).
Jesus’ continued discussion of himself as the bread of life stumps his hearers. What they can’t see is the fading nature of their long-held connection to God. They think that because they are sons of Abraham, they have a permanent place established. But the game has changed. God has sent a new revelation–His Son–and He must be received or the relationship won’t endure. Manna is no longer enough. Jesus alone is the path to the Father. There is no other way. Those who put confidence in their history and their connection to Abraham must now embrace God’s new “meal.” Otherwise they are revealed as having no faith at all.