1 John Devotional - Week 8, Day 5

Day 5: “Already Have” – Clay Graham (Small Groups Coordinator)

Read: 1 John 5:11-13

Review: Verse 12 says that those who have the Son, have life and those who don’t have the Son, don’t have Life. Those who believe in the name of the Son of God already have eternal life. Eph. 1:11-14 says we are included in Christ when we believed the gospel message and marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance.

The Bible says our spirits are eternal and will live either with God in eternal joy, with no more sorrow or pain or apart from him in an everlasting state of torment. We don’t really understand what eternal joy or eternal torment fully means but the contrast is easy to understand. We need to continually thank God that we already have that promised inheritance of an eternal life that will be full of unspeakable joy and no more pain.

Reflection: Lord, help me not to worry about the future because I have an eternal life of great
happiness with you guaranteed already. Help me to be concerned about how I should act now as I go through this temporary life, keeping my eyes on that which is eternal.

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