Date: April 27, 2014 11:59 PM
Topic: +DEV+ The God Of Life
The God Of Life
"For just as the Father raises the dead and gives them life, even so the Son gives life to whom he is pleased to give it." (John 5:21)
Scripture Focus: John 5:1-21; Acts 17:16-32
Have you ever had leftover checks from a bank account you closed? It's a good idea to shred them. When I've had to shred old checks, I would take one check and write it out to my wife for a million dollars. We would laugh at the idea (as if we had that kind of money!) and our momentary "wealth," and into the shredder it would go.
Today we read that the Father and the Son give life to whomever they will. God has life to give because He is life. It is not like a bank account from which He writes checks and is left with a little less life to give after each transaction. He is life, and He has it in infinite perfection. By His authority, He gives it to whomever He wills. The Father and the Son share this life-giving power, and so does the Third Person of the Trinity, the Holy Spirit (John 6:63; 2 Corinthians 3:6).
We serve the Life-Giving God. He is pleased to impart life to us, real life; eternal life. He does this through Jesus Christ, a gift worth more than any check amount you could write.
Insight: No matter how much money we have in life, we are richer by far in Christ Jesus!
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