Jesus said to them, Truly, truly, I say to you, Before Abraham was, I am.
This title teaches us —
I. THE SELF-EXISTENCE OF CHRIST. The creature is a dependent being; God alone is independent and self-existent.
II. HIS UNCHANGEABLENESS. Change is written on everything earthly. The billows of a thousand generations may sweep over the rock, but it is steadfast. Jesus is "the same today, yesterday, and forever."
III. HIS ALL-SUFFICIENCY. We are at liberty to write what we like after "I am." Whatever you want to make you happy, put in there.
(J. M. Randall.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.