TOPIC: TO ESCAPE FROM DEATH, KEEP GOD'S WORD TEXT: JOHN 8:48-59
The Creator of heaven and earth is the only one who knows how to escape death and declared it to mankind in today's reading. The Jews couldn't understand the statement and kept questioning Jesus (vs. 48-52). Man can escape eternal death by keeping God's Word, consulting and putting it into his heart (vs. 51) every day. In Joshua 1:8, Moses told Joshua to let the Israelites know the importance of keeping God's Word in their hearts for success and prosperity.
Here, Jesus is also repeating the same thing to the Jews who were questioning Him and His authority. No matter how much men argue about the person of Jesus, it is appointed unto them once to die (Heb. 9:27), after this, judgement. The judge is no other than Jesus, the righteous judge (Acts 10:42; 2 Cor. 5:10). He declared that the only way to escape eternal death is to keep the Word in our hearts.
Have you discovered the truth that the only way to escape eternal death is to keep the Word of God in your heart?
Give us grace, O Lord, to keep Your Word in our hearts, and live by it all the days of our lives, Amen.