Whatâ€™s life? Some say itâ€™s good friends, money in your pocket, popularity, partying, and having as much fun as you can for as long as you can. Is that all there is to life?
One summary of life is â€˜Here today, gone tomorrow!â€™ A really bitter answer to this question is: â€˜Life is a terminal diseaseâ€™.
Life is short. One book describes life this way: â€œIt is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes awayâ€ (James 4:14). But that same book, the Bible, introduces a Man who came into this world that we may have life, and that we may have it more abundantly (John 10:10). This Man is Jesus Christ.
This is not about religion. This is about a real person, the Son of God, who came to give you eternal life â€“ both in Heaven after you die and right now. He gives a love, peace and joy that is far better and longer lasting than anything this world can give. Fun and games, wealth and success, sex and drugs do not last. They donâ€™t fill the emptiness inside.
Because of our sin, we are spiritually dead and far from God; but, the Lord Jesus, Godâ€™s Son, died on the cross and rose again so we can be cleansed from our sins. We must see our need of Him and come to Him, repenting of our sins, and trusting Him to be our Saviour. This must be done personally. No one else can do it for you.
Look at these promises from the Bible, and see what Jesus Christ has to offer â€“
- New life: â€œHe who hears My word and believes in Him who sent Me has everlasting life, and shall not come into judgment, but has passed from death into lifeâ€ (John 5:24).
- True love: â€œIn this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Himâ€ (1 John 4:9).
- Lasting peace: â€œPeace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraidâ€ (John 14:27).
- Real joy: â€œIn Your presence is fullness of joy; At Your right hand are pleasures forevermoreâ€ (Psalm 16:11).
Donâ€™t be satisfied with temporary substitutes for the real thing. Find real fulfillment in the new life that Jesus Christ can give you. It starts the moment you accept Him as your Saviour!
Grace and Truth
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