John 10:10 – Verse of the Day 9/12/14
The Bible frequently uses comparisons and contrasts in order to emphasize the difference what is true and what is false or what is evil and what is good. Whereas the thief comes to steal and destroy, Jesus came in order to give us life.
This verse should lead us to ask ourselves whether we ever fail to live according to the new life we have been given by Jesus. Jesus lived a perfect life and died a perfect death in order to safe us from the death our sin deserved and give us eternal life, but sometimes we live as if we have forgotten that reality. Satan tempts us to believe the lie that sin is better than following Jesus. This verse reminds us not to believe that lie.
Jesus came in order to give us eternal life, to heal our sinful hearts and desires, and call us to follow him. Pray that you would hear his call and follow instead of following the temptations of this life that only lead to death. Thank the Lord that Jesus experienced death for us in order to give us this life.