Day 22: John 3:36

For a reminder of what I am doing this month, read this post.

John 3:36

He who believes in the Son has everlasting life;
and he who does not believe the Son shall not
see life, but the wrath of God abides on him.

Many people would like to skip the tough parts in the Bible – the definite statements that point out the only way to God, the verses dealing with sins we would rather keep committing. There are a multitude of verses in the Bible that make people downright uncomfortable. This verse has the potential to be one of those verses.

Like it or not, Jesus is the only way to God. When we believe in Him and serve Him each day, we are guaranteed eternal life with Him. When we turn our back on Him and all that He has done for us, we turn our back on eternal life as well.

The only point I can make is one that has been made a dozen times – don’t turn your back on Him. Don’t walk away from His promises. Believe in Him and serve Him and have eternal life. There is probably not much from my life that could make this easier to understand. His love and grace has sustained me through some very hard times, and trusting in Him is what makes me sure that I can make it through any trial. I hope that as my children get older, I can get this across to them and see them accept Him as well.

This verse of the day comes from VOTD.

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