Friday, April 21, 2006

30 Days of Quiet Time - April 21, 2006

John 10:-42

There's a lot to draw from in this passage, but I'm only going to touch on one verse, which is one of my favorite verses in the Bible - John 10:10. "The thief comes to steal and kill and destroy; I am come that they might have life and have it to the full."

We don't have to look around very long to see the things mentioned in the first part of the verse. Death, destruction and stealing are all around us. It does seem as if the world has gone mad lately, with so many children becoming violent and adults who act like children. Satan is alive and well on this earth and he's using a great many misguided or just plain evil people to wreak havoc on the world.

But Jesus doesn't stop the verse there. He goes on to tell us that He came to rescue us from that. And not only to give us life but to give us full life. I love that. It isn't just a better life - it's the best life! To me that is a life of joy and purpose, where people can live out their faith and passions in ways that make others lives better and their own lives more satisfying. It's a life where the kingdom of God is advanced by our actions and we actively seeks ways to glorify God. That's a full life - and Jesus came to make sure it was available to us.

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