2 Samuel 13:1-39
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CityLight Pastor Commentary:
“And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent” (Jn 17:3). Faith in Jesus Christ leads us to the ultimate reward: knowing God. Too many Christians see faith only as a way to deal with death; a guarantee that when we die we will go to heaven. That’s absolutely true, but it’s missing so much of the equation. Faith in Jesus Christ is a way to life; an invitation to heaven on earth! “Life” in this verse is the Greek “zoe,” which means blessed – not only permanently after the resurrection, but in this world – here and now! Eternal life in God’s presence does not wait until you die to take effect. It begins now.
“I would have lost heart, unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.” – Ps 27:13
Father, thank You for eternal life! Thank You for the many blessings I am entitled to as Your child – starting here and now!