John 5:18 Therefore the Jews sought the more to kill him, because he not only had broken the sabbath, but said also that God was his Father, making himself equal with God.
There is no doubt that Jesus is God and He fully knew that He was God while He was on earth. There are those that say that the Bible doesn’t make it clear that Jesus is God. Read this book of John and see what the Bible says. Jesus is God.
In this verse the Jews knew exactly what He was saying and doing. Jesus was claiming God as His Father. That was the same as making Himself equal with God. They wanted to kill Him.
We must know that God did take on human flesh. He came to earth to take our place and bear the consequences of our sin! He is God and He is wonderful. He is the Son of God and He is God. He is equal with God.
We worship the Lord Jesus Christ. We worship Him as God. We worship Him as Lord or ruler and master. We worship Him as Savior. We know that He claimed to be equal with God because He was and is and always will be.