And this is eternal life, that they may know thee…” (v3) For those, however, who are willing to enter into this type of covenant commitment to God, the reward is great. It is beautifully expressed by the words that Jesus addressed to the Father in Jn 17:3 “ And this is eternal life, that they may know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom thou hast sent.” The ultimate purpose of all life – to know the one true God. Out of this knowledge there comes eternal life, divine life, the life of God Himself, shared with the believer. Knowledge of this kind is actually knowing God Himself – knowing Him directly and intimately, Knowing Him as a person. It is a person – to – person relationship. It is a spiritual union. David said “O God, thou at my God; I shall seek Thee earnestly; my soul thirst for Thee” (Ps 63:1) to the soul who is truly thirsty, there can be only one source of ultimate satisfaction. It is God Himself. To stop at less than true union with Him is to miss the real purpose of living. It is to remain forever frustrated, forever unfulfilled. In Isa 1:22, God told rebellious, backslidden Israel, “Your silver have become dross, your drink diluted with water.” The same could be said of many churches today. They have lost their purity, their true character. Today in the society and in too many churches, we are mixing every thing with water. We dilute it, we water it down, we lower the standards. Our silver no longer has its proper value, our wine no longer has its proper flavour. (Derek Prince)

PRAYER LINE: Father Lord, reveal to me, the purpose for my life and the wisdom to follow it to the end. In Jesus’ name I pray.

 

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Then, Listen slowly

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