The Promise: How to Find Eternity in God’s Word

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As we start today, let’s grab hold of the promise of God. Do you realize the benefits we can find in God’s Word? Have you ever considered and accepted the promises found in God’s Word? Are you living in the promises of God’s Word today knowing it is the path to eternity?

The Promise from John 5:24

Those who listen to My message and believe in God who sent Me have eternal life.

Today’s Verse of the Day:

“I assure you and most solemnly say to you, the person who hears My word [the one who heeds My message], and believes and trusts in Him who sent Me, has (possesses now) eternal life [that is, eternal life actually begins—the believer is transformed], and does not come into judgment and condemnation, but has passed [over] from death into life.

John 5:24 AMP

Therefore, let’s be the dads who make time and take time to listen and meditate on God’s Word, heeding His message. Furthermore, let’s be the dads who believe and trust in Jesus because we know He was sent by the Father. Finally, let’s be the dads who cling to the promise of possessing eternal life because we have been transformed by believing and it will keep us from the judgment and condemnation of death but instead are choosing to step into eternal life.

So how can we put today’s verse of the day into practice? How can we receive and choose to live in the promise that will be a blessing to our wives, kids, and world?

Applications of John 5:24 towards stepping up and stepping into the promise of God towards eternal life:

  • Listen to the word of Christ daily, either by reading the Bible, listening to sermons, or meditating on Scripture. This will help you grow in your faith and knowledge of God, and also set an example for your family1
  • Believe in the word of Christ, not only as a historical fact, but as a personal and powerful message that reveals God’s love, grace, and purpose for you. Trust in God’s promises and act on them in obedience2
  • Share the word of Christ with your wife, kids, and others. Tell them what God has done for you, how He has changed your life, and how He can change theirs too. Invite them to hear and believe the gospel, and pray for their salvation3
  • Celebrate the word of Christ with joy and gratitude. Thank God for giving you eternal life and freeing you from judgment. Praise Him for His goodness and faithfulness. Sing songs of worship and adoration to Him.
  • Live out the word of Christ in your daily life. Show your wife, kids, and others the love, kindness, forgiveness, and generosity that God has shown you. Serve them with humility and compassion. Be a peacemaker and a reconciler.
  • Defend the word of Christ against false teachings, doubts, or attacks. Stand firm on the truth of God’s word and do not compromise or conform to the world’s standards. Be ready to give an answer for the hope that is in you, with gentleness and respect.
  • Apply the word of Christ to your specific challenges, struggles, or needs. Seek God’s wisdom and guidance in every situation. Trust Him to provide for you, protect you, and sustain you. Cast all your cares on Him, for He cares for you.
  • Teach the word of Christ to your children and disciples. Help them understand the meaning and implications of God’s word for their lives. Equip them with the skills and tools to study and interpret the Bible for themselves. Encourage them to memorize and meditate on Scripture.
  • Obey the word of Christ in every area of your life. Submit to His lordship and authority over you. Follow His commands and instructions faithfully. Do not neglect or disregard His will for you. Honor Him with your thoughts, words, and actions.
  • Spread the word of Christ to the world around you. Be a witness and a messenger of God’s grace and truth. Share the gospel with those who do not know Christ or have not heard His word. Support missions and ministries that proclaim God’s word to all nations.
  • I hope these suggestions are helpful for you as you seek to apply John 5:24 to your life as a dad who wants to step up and step into the promise of God.

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