Scripture: John (NIV) 3:36 Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God’s wrath remains on them.
Observation: This verse summarizes the preceding passage. It is really quite simple. Those who believe have eternal life; those who reject Jesus will not experience God’s life. Earlier in verse 8 we are told that though we cannot see the Spirit, yet there are obvious evidences that He is present. He is like the wind. And the same is true of this eternal life. We cannot see it, but if present, there will be evidence.
Application: As a hospital corpsman in the Navy, I took and recorded a lot of vital signs. I would check pulse, temperature and blood pressure. None of these are life, but evidences that life is present. Walking is not life, but the fact that the patient walked into the office is evidence that they are alive. As I trust wholeheartedlyin Jesus there will be many evidences of that life. It is God’s life and impossible to hide.
Prayer: Lord, Your life within me cannot be hidden. People will see the evidence, the vital signs. Amen
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