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Because of the selfless sacrifice of God's Son, Jesus Christ, we have inherited eternal life.
But what is eternal life? Jesus explains in His prayer to His Father, "This is eternal life: that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom You have sent" (John 17:3, NIV). Eternal life is essentially a relationship with our Creator. Sin separated us from God. In fact, eternal death – or hell – is eternal separation from God. But thanks to our loving Savior, the barrier of sin has been removed, and we can experience the bliss of deep fellowship with God forever. This is eternal life!
Furthermore, we know from God's character that He never changes. Therefore we can be completely confident in our eternal destiny.
But, like any friendship, our relationship with God can deepen and mature. Our experience of eternal life can grow and become more abundant. One commentary illustrates this point with the analogy of attending a concert. As the symphony orchestra plays, everyone in the audience enjoys the beautiful music. However, those who have nurtured a love and understanding for music will more fully enjoy the performance.
In a similar way, the Bible makes it clear that although God's love for us never changes, how we live this temporal life will affect how deeply we enjoy eternity. Eternal life is an abundant, meaningful life that begins the moment we receive Christ and lasts forever. What a blessing, both now and for eternity, to know our loving God and gracious Savior.
Your View of God Really Matters ...
Are you secure in your eternal relationship with almighty God? If not, meditate on God's Word, especially the readings below.
Learn more about God’s character at Discover God, by Bright Media Foundation, an affiliate of Cru.
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Bill Bright (founder of Campus Crusade for Christ) commissioned son Brad Bright to create DiscoverGod.com, a site devoted to helping people discover more about God's true character. Visitors can access devotionals, free book downloads, and family activities.
Look at the beauty and intricacies in your corner of the Earth; marvel at the genius of the design. How comforting it is to know that the God of creation is concerned with my well-being.
Some might give their lives for good people, but God sent His Son to die for sinners, including the ones who put that Son on the cross. No higher demonstration of love is possible.
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