Scripture Reading: John 17:1-8
Key Verse: John 17:3
Now this is eternal life: that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.
Today and tomorrow we are going to study the path—the avenue—to arriving at being others minded. This question needs to be answered: How do we arrive at second? Remember that “second” means that Jesus is first in our lives. It means that all His teaching and His example of serving others becomes our model for living life! We must reject the worldly model set before us each day that says, “I am first”!
The way—the path—starts and finishes with Jesus. There is no other way to arrive at this goal. A person may look the part and even act the part enough to fool onlookers, but God sees the heart. Only those who have received the life of Jesus can truly live the life of Jesus. In these next few devotionals, we will be examining other paths that people try to take. All these other paths lead to pride and destruction.
Under the inspiration of God’s Holy Spirit John wrote, He gives eternal life to each one that knows and receives God’s Son Jesus Christ. These, Jesus said, believe that God sent Jesus to this world to redeem it from the evil one (see John 17:8). Are you on the right path? Do you believe Jesus is the only true way to heaven and eternal life?
Father, I confess Jesus with my mouth and believe in my heart that He is your son and He died for me! In Jesus’ Name, amen.