Acquire Eternal Life

What is eternal life? Is there eternal life? Do you believe there is eternal life? Do you long for eternal life? Do you know how to acquire eternal life with God? Do you know it is not nearly as difficult as you may believe?

There are people in this world who do not believe in eternal life. They believe this life is all there is, and you better make as much of it as you can. Or, they have resigned themselves to this life being a miserable existence and simply long for it to be over.

Despite what many may believe, there is eternal life. In fact, the Greek work zoe means eternal life or physical life, depending on the context. When used to mean the physical life, it includes the entire lifespan, not simply breathing in the moment.

Jesus tells us how to acquire eternal life. He states it is knowing God and Himself. When Jesus states it is to know God, He doesn’t mean to merely know about God, but to know Him intimately. It is to understand God’s nature, commands, and desires. We are to know Jesus in the same way.

How do we gain this knowledge? By reading and studying God’s Word, hearing God’s Word preached, discussing God’s Word with other Christians, and communicating with God. In other words, getting to know God is no different than getting to know anything or anyone else we desire to know in this world. It requires time and dedication. The question we must answer for ourselves is, do we truly want to know God?

I pray we all want to truly know God. I pray we decide to get to know Him like we get to know one another. I pray each one of us is dedicated to knowing and understanding God, thereby acquiring eternal life. Read God’s Word. Study God’s Word. Hear God’s Word. Discuss God’s Word. Communicate with God. Get to know God. Acquire eternal life.

John 17:3 “Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.”

Published by martypressey

Marty is a Pastor, retired Marine and dedicated Christian who has taught adult Bible classes and preached for 20 years. He currently serves as pastor of 3 United Methodist Churches. He believes being well-grounded in the Scriptures is key to living a better life. He brings a layman’s viewpoint to all his classes and sermons, helping others understand how to apply Scripture to their daily lives. When he sees others understand the message of a particular passage, it brings him great joy. He has seen his faith increase exponentially over the years; fully believing God has a plan and is executing it. He feels blessed to be part of that plan.

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