What Jesus Did! 'Passed into Life!' — John 5:24

Saturday, April 7, 2018

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[Jesus said,] "I tell you the truth, those who listen to my message and believe in God who sent me have eternal life. They will never be condemned for their sins, but they have already passed from death into life."
— John 5:24 NLT
Illustration of John 5:24 NLT — "I tell you the truth, those who listen to my message and believe in God who sent me have eternal life. They will never be condemned for their sins, but they have already passed from death into life."

Key Thought

Every great once-in-a-while, I awaken after the sun is up and the glory of the day has begun. Without my fully realizing it, night has already passed into day, darkness into light. In much the same way, the better I know Christ and the salvation he brings, the more I realize that my life has begun again in a new, fresh, and exciting way. I have passed from death to life. Even though my body will ultimately fail me, my Lord Jesus will not. While death and decay may claim my physical existence, the eternal part of me is joined to Jesus and will never die. My future is tied to Christ. My sin is gone, and eternal life has begun!

Today's Prayer

Author of life, thank you for giving me a new life in Jesus. I know that I have passed from death to life. The life I live, I commit to live for Jesus. Bless me as I seek to live wholeheartedly and vibrantly for you so that when my physical life is over, my spiritual life is ready to be taken to you in glory. In Jesus' name, I pray. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • John 20:30-31
  • 1 John 5:11-13
  • John 3:16-21, 34-36

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About This Devotional

What Jesus Did! is a series of one-year devotional guides through each gospel, using one short scripture passage each day and following the Gospel in sequential order. Each devotional consists of a scripture passage and a reflection and a prayer which open up the day's scripture and show how it challenges you to live for Jesus.

What Jesus Did! is written by Phil Ware.

Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright ©1996, 2004, 2007, 2013, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.