But take heed;
see, I have told you all things beforehand.
No stronger passage in the Old or New Testaments exists for the absolute, eternal security of every true Christian.
Commentary from the MacArthur study Bible, notes for John 10:28,29.
Grace for grace: this phrase emphasizes the superabundance of grace that has been displayed by God toward mankind, especially believers (Ephesians 1:5-8; 2:7).
Commentary from the MacArthur study Bible, notes for John 1:16.
A gift, by God’s grace alone. Not by man’s will, but by God’s will alone.
Apart from John 9:31, also see: Job 27:9 and 35:12; Psalm 18:41; Proverbs 1:28, 15:29, and 28:9; Isaiah 1:15; Jeremiah 11:11 and 14:12; Ezekiel 8:18; Micah 3:4; Zechariah 7:13; and James 5:16.
Commentary from the MacArthur study Bible, references for John 9:31.
Prior verses, 23 and 24, subtly reveal the true nature of belief from a biblical standpoint. Because of what observers knew of Jesus from His miraculous signs, many came to believe in Him. However, Jesus made it His habit not to wholeheartedly “entrust” or “commit” Himself to them because He knew their hearts. Verse 24 indicates that Jesus looked for genuine conversion rather than enthusiasm for the spectacular. “Belief into His name” involves much more than intellectual assent. It calls for whole-hearted commitment of one’s life to Jesus.
Commentary from the MacArthur study Bible, notes for John 2:23,24.
Jesus’ point was that just as the wind cannot be controlled or understood by human beings but its effects can be witnessed, so also it is with the Holy Spirit. He cannot be controlled or understood, but the proof of His work is apparent. Where the Spirit works, there is undeniable and unmistakable evidence.
Commentary from the MacArthur study Bible, notes for John 3:8.
The response of the Galileans was fundamentally flawed because it disregarded the person of Christ and centered in the need for a constant display of miraculous signs. Such an attitude represents the deepest state of unbelief.
Commentary from the MacArthur study Bible, notes for John 4:48.