John 6:35 Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; NASU
John 11:25 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life; NASU
John 14:6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; NASU
Every living thing owes its life to God. Without Him there is no life. The wages of sin is death (Rom. 6:23), so turning away from God is death and turning to Him is life. Why is this important? For a Christian, we have turned to Him in repentance and faith, but what about our daily walk? Isn’t it still true that turning from Him at any point to do our own thing is death? Isn’t the wage of sin still death? Not eternal death, but it’s still true. It’s still death. Doing things our way is guaranteed destruction. It destroys marriages, businesses, and it destroys lives. Jesus said He came that we might have life and have it abundantly. How does your life stack up to ‘abundantly’. That isn’t measured in dollars, or business, or health, or even relationships with others. It’s measured in your relationship with Him. Are you walking with Him or away from Him? Are you so busy doing things for Him that you’re not taking time to be with Him? How can your life be abundant even if you aren’t sinning if you don’t set aside time for Him. Marriage counselors are big on setting aside time for you and your wife. Shouldn’t we be sure that we set aside time to be with God. Mary had learned this. She took every opportunity to be with Him sitting at his feet even while Martha was busy serving. So we have two enemies to having abundant life, the evil – sin, and the good – working for Him when we should be enjoying time with Him. Abundant life doesn’t mean all smooth sailing either. Being with Him means we have made powerful enemies, but when we’re with Him we’re safe. If in the fire is where He is then despite our fears we need to be in the fire. It doesn’t even mean we won’t get burned, but if we do we’ll find that in it we’re even closer to Him than we were before. Talk to Him often. Walk with Him always.