Jesus said, “Very truly I tell you, whoever obeys My word will never see death.”
– John 8:51
Our Lord promises eternal life to those who accept His teaching and remain faithful to it.
The believer, the true Christian, lovingly receives the Word of the Lord Jesus – the Gospel; firmly believes in it; and gladly obeys it from the heart.
The believer, the true Christian, has a spiritual and comfortable experience of Jesus’ doctrine, and joyfully yields to Christ’s commands keeping and holding fast to them – in faith, love, and trust.
Jesus, thank You for Your Word which You shared with us,
and for Your Spirit who You have sent to teach us.
Lord, I greatly desire to do Your will,
and to love in the way You teach me to.
But, Lord, I need You to build my faith,
which constantly needs strengthening.
Lord Jesus, You know that I believe,
but please help my unbelief.
Fill me, through Your Spirit,
with determination, with knowledge, and with perseverance.
Remove from me all that is not from You, O Lord.
Fill me with love for every human person and every created thing
– for it is only through total and complete love
that I can know what it means to be called a child of God,
and can look forward to eternal life.