John 17:3: And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.
Eternal life, as defined here by Jesus, involves the experience of knowing the only true God through His Son. It is a personal relationship of intimacy which is continuous and dynamic. The word know (ginōskōsin) here in the present tense, is often used in the Septuagint and sometimes in the Greek New Testament to describe the intimacy of a sexual relationship. Thus a person who knows God has an intimate personal relationship with Him. And that relationship is eternal, not temporal. Eternal life is not simply endless existence. Everyone will exist somewhere forever, but the question is, In what condition or in what relationship will they spend eternity? 1
Your Word is Truth
The daily grind of this world that we endure is so far from the glory of heaven that we anticipate. This world should make us hungry for heaven. Our soul is in a dry and weary land where there is no water in the earthly wells. Our soul must drink in from the living water of His Holy Spirit. Read John 7:37-39 and let Him fulfill His promise in you today.
“Come near to Me, hear this: I have not spoken in secret from the beginning; From the time that it was, I was there. And now the Lord God and His Spirit Have sent Me.” –Isaiah 48:16
You Alone are God
To spend eternity with Him is to spend eternity in the fullness of joy and love. – TWEET IT
Your Will be Done
Lord, thank You for making Yourself known to me. I want to know You more and more.
1. Walvoord, John F., & Zuck, R. B., Dallas Theological Seminary. (1985). The Bible Knowledge Commentary.