Day 10

I Will Give You Abundant and Eternal Life

from the Promises of God reading plan


Psalm 16:11, John 17:3, John 3:1-17, John 10:7-10, Matthew 7:7-11, 1 John 2:24-25, Romans 6:23, 1 Corinthians 15:55

BY She Reads Truth

The Bible tells us that death will be the last enemy to be destroyed (1Corinthians 15:26)—and death is indeed our enemy. A foreign invader in this world, death is out of place and unwelcome. This is why we mourn at a funeral—because funerals were never meant to be. In the Old Testament, King David trusted the Lord to rescue his soul from the grave, resting in the hope that in the life after death, he would find himself in the presence of God, where there is “abundant joy” (Psalm 16:11).

But the hope of the Christian life is not only life after death; it’s much more than that. Yes, Jesus promised His followers eternal life, but He also spoke of a new life that starts right here and now. It is life with God, and it is eternal because God is eternal. Praying to the Father, Jesus said, “This is eternal life: that they may know you, the only true God, and the one you have sent—Jesus Christ” (John 17:3).

This promised life is abundant life (John 10:10). And how could it not be? David was right when he wrote that there is joy in the presence of God. Through the Holy Spirit, we carry that presence with us wherever we go. Life is not easy, but we can be joyful no matter what happens, because God is with us. Whether we die before the Lord returns or are caught up to meet Him in the air when He does (1Thessalonians 4:17), the life we have in Christ will continue. “Where, death, is your sting?” (1Corinthians 15:55).

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57 thoughts on "I Will Give You Abundant and Eternal Life"

  1. Shonda Thomas says:

    This is my temporary home!!!! God has prepared a place for me!!!

  2. Carol Ross says:

    ❤️

  3. Lynds Mcd says:

    Oh death! Where is your sting?
    Oh hell! Where is your victory?
    Oh Church! Come stand in the light!
    The glory of God has defeated the night!

    1. Rachel RicoHunter says:

      ❤️

  4. Taylor says:

    My Jesus Calling devotion from May 2nd had John 10:10 as one of the verses where John talks about having abundant life. My NIV Bible says “…I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” The word abundant really struck me and led me to look deeper into what abundant life in Christ looks like. Here are some things I found:
    1. An abundant life comes from following God’s ways, pursuing holiness, and seeking to be more like Him – which today’s devotion promises if we seek, we will find (Matt 7:7-11).
    2. The fruit of the Spirit (Gal 5:22-23) is evidence/an outward expression of living an abundant life in Christ.
    3. An abundant life is not a result of external circumstances, but a state of being from within.
    4. An abundant life is achieved when we seek to live out Matt 6:33 “But seek FIRST His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.”
    5. Abundant in Greek means “exceedingly, very highly, beyond measure” – these words describe the love of God that is offered to us through salvation in Jesus
    6. Abundant life is ETERNAL life with God (exactly what our devotion talks about today!)

    Hopefully this helps encourage anyone who might also be curious what abundant life looks like in Christ! Happy National Day of Prayer everyone :)

  5. Erricka Hager says:

    Matthew 7:7-11: There aren’t any restraints or hoops to jump through. All God wants you to do is ask. All God wants you to do is seek. All God wants you to do is knock.

    Don’t overcomplicate how simple it is to live a blessed life.
    Don’t underestimate how ready God is to give you what you truly desire.

  6. Taylor Hayden says:

    I needed this one today. And the song afterwards in the Promises of God Study book. It’s been a tough day and reading this tonight was exactly what I needed to hear. ❤️

  7. Melissa Mcronney says:

    Amen…powerful

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