This is the Life (NKJV)
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“This is the life” is an expression familiar to all languages, and one that we’ve all probably made at one time or another. It’s one that comes to mind when we take a break from our daily responsibilities and troubles and enjoy a quiet vacation at home or a weekend at the mountains or a vacation at the beach. These moments of peace and solace, when everything seems right, fulfill our ideas of “the life.” But is it really “the life”?
Satan, “who deceives the whole world” (Revelation 12:9), has always influenced the hearts and minds of men, women and children all around the world. Ease of life and physical comforts rob our minds of spiritual realities, and cause us to think “this is the life,” when God says we are actually “dead in trespasses and sins” (Ephesians 2:1).
It is everyone’s goal to have a “better life.” We look for easier work, more security, more comforts and more ways to “enjoy life.” However, this idea of seeking a “better life” without God is futile and potentially disastrous. God has said, “For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away” (James 4:14). The promise of a “better life” is the bait used by Satan to lure people into a life of complacency and ease.
God in His goodness has revealed what true life is. His Word clearly states “He who believes in the Son has everlasting life” (John 3:36), and “He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life” (1 John 5:12). Jesus said, “I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly” (John 10:10).
Reader, if you do not have this true life, the life that is obtained through faith in Christ Jesus, you have no true life at all. No matter what possessions or comforts you may enjoy now, when it comes right down to it, you are dead—spiritually dead. You are doomed to spend an eternity apart from God in the lake of fire. These are the facts concerning your condition. But God also sets forth the remedy, “The wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 6:23).
How do you get this everlasting life? Jesus said, “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who hears My word and believes in Him who sent Me has everlasting life, and shall not come into judgment, but has passed from death into life” (John 5:24). “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life” (John 3:16).
Dear reader, the choice is yours. Which will it be? Will it be the empty promises for “the life” as men and Satan promise but are unable to fulfill? Or will it be the sure promises of God who cannot lie (Titus 1:2)? The invitation and promise from Jesus is, “Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28). He says, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me” (John 14:6).
True life, abundant life, is found alone in Christ Jesus, God’s Son. Will you trust Him as your Saviour? To reject Him is to seal your doom for eternity. To accept Him is to receive the blessings of sins forgiven, real life, lasting peace, enduring rest, and true joy for now and eternity.
“These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life” (1 John 5:13).
Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved.