The 12 Days of Easter: Day 3, Eternal Life
Day 3: Eternal Life
“And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God,
and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.
1. without beginning or end; lasting forever; always existing (opposed to temporal )
2. perpetual; ceaseless; endless:
3. existing outside all relations of time; not subject to change
4. timeless, immortal, deathless, undying, imperishable, indestructible.
What is eternal life? According to the dictionary definition, eternal life is ceaseless, endless, and perpetual. According to our verse, eternal life is knowing God and Jesus Christ. Eternal life doesn’t just originate with God, it is God.
The Greek word for know used in this passage of scripture is ginosko. Ginosko means, “to know, understand, perceive, have knowledge of, to know by observance and experience, the knowledge viewed as the result of prolonged practice.” Knowing God isn’t synonymous with just knowing about God; even the demons believe and tremble. In order to truly know Him, we must accept Jesus’ death on the cross as payment for our sins. Once we have accepted Christ, the way is made for us to truly know God, by closely observing and experiencing Him as He walks with us day by day for all eternity .
Since God is infinite, we will continuously know God. We will forever discover new facets of His character and nature. With each discovery, we will glorify His name and rejoice in His holiness and goodness.
While waiting for God’s eternal kingdom, we will either live for self (the temporary), or for God (the Eternal). We will either store up treasures on earth (temporary-they will not last) or we store up treasures in heaven (eternal– they will not end). One will leave us empty, the other will fill us to overflowing.
How can you begin your eternal relationship with the only true God? By asking Him to be your Savior. What better time to become a child of God than the Easter season. We pray you will make this crucial decision today.
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Point to Ponder:
To whom can I extend God’s invitation of eternal life?
Dearest Holy Father,
I thank you that You are the only True God and You have made the way for us to know You through Jesus. I have hope eternal for my challenges and concerns, because You are eternal. Nothing or no one is ever beyond Your ability to mend, forgive, or resurrect. Right now, I pray You would help me use my gifts and talents to bring eternal life to those who are in desperate need of a Savior. Thank You for Your grace, love, and salvation that will last for all eternity.
In Jesus Holy Name,
Day 1 : Breath of Life
Day 2: The Life