by Tom Schoville
John 3:31-36 “Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life” v. 36
Receive His word, believe His word, accept His word. Know God is truth and we will have everlasting life.
But it’s not as simple as that.
Your eternal destiny hinges on believing in Jesus. Believe in Jesus and have eternal life or do not believe in Jesus and be under God’s perpetual wrath. None of us can obey God perfectly, but the overall direction of our lives should be that of obedience to Christ.
We don’t cause salvation to occur by believing, but rather we see what is already true when we believe.
A quote from J.C. Ryle on why we should believe in Jesus sums it up…
Believe in Jesus for the right reasons. “We can never make too much of Christ. We can never have too high thoughts about Christ, can never love Him too much, trust Him too implicitly, lay too much weight on Him, and speak too highly of His praise. He is worthy of all honor that we can give Him. He will be all in heaven. Let us see to it that He is all in our hearts on earth.”
God invites us:
+to love Jesus with all our heart
God, this is the day you have made.
Come now Lord Jesus, so I may rejoice and be glad in it.
Come now Lord Jesus, so I may surrender to you my agenda and to-do list.
Come now Lord Jesus, so I may receive today your love from the ones you have blessed to give it to me.
Come now Lord Jesus, so I may share today your love with the ones you have blessed me to give it to.
Come now Lord Jesus, so I, all people, and all creation may be awake and ready for the coming of your Son, Jesus Christ, and the glorious end of days.