Thursday, December 13, 2007
John’s definition of the Greek term “zoe” (life) explains that eternal life is found through the words and life of Jesus Christ. Simon Peter recognized that Jesus was the Christ stating, “…to whom shall we go? You have words of eternal life” (John 6:68). Jesus explains, “I know that His commandment is eternal life; therefore the things that I speak, I speak just as the Father has told me” (John 12:50). The Word of God speaks and breathes life for it is the true source of life. Just as the physical body needs natural food for life, our spiritual body needs spiritual food for nourishment and sustenance. Not only does the Word of God breathe life into the believer, but Jesus is life. Jesus told Martha, “I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in Me will live even if he dies” (John 11:25). In the Upper Room Discourse, Jesus told his disciples, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father except by Me” (John 14:6). John sums up his definition of life in John 17:3 “This is eternal life, that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.” Have you received eternal life? He offers it to you today!