What Jesus Did! 'Eternal Life Now' — John 6:47

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

[Jesus said,] "I tell you the truth, anyone who believes has eternal life."
— John 6:47 NLT

Key Thought

John repeatedly reminds us that deciding about Jesus is THE watershed event in our lives. When we believe and obey Jesus, we pass from death to life — this is not a delayed transaction, but something that happens now. We no longer stand under judgment, but share in eternal life. While this life that God gives us now is not all that life will be when Christ returns, it is a quality of life, a character of life, and a fullness of life that begins now! Don't settle for anything less than eternal life — today!

Today's Prayer

Holy God, please give me the courage and the confidence to live the life you have given me to its fullest, not holding anything back because I know that the life you give cannot be taken from me. In Jesus' name, and by his power and grace, I pray. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • John 5:19-24
  • John 11:20-26
  • 1 John 5:11-12

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Illustration of John 6:47 NLT — [Jesus said,] "I tell you the truth, anyone who believes has eternal life."

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 and is available in book form.

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