a Quality Life
Jesus is concerned about the way we live.
"The thief comes not, but for to steal, and to kill,
and to destroy: I am come that they might have life,
and that they might have it more abundantly.
“I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd gives His
life for the sheep.” John 10:10-11.
There is that which the world considers to be a good life,
but in the end leads to death. A life that is based upon self-gratification
and attainment will perish.
There is no lasting satisfaction or fulfillment in any person’s
life, apart from the Lord. Jesus said that there is a quality
of life, which He has made available to all those who will
come to Him.
Jesus gave His life on the cross for all. Those who accept
that which He obtained for them, and who submit to His will,
and who daily experience His presence, are wise. These will
experience this more abundant life of which Jesus spoke, which
both fulfills and satisfies.
“I love them that love Me; and those that seek Me
early shall find me ... that I may cause those
who love Me to inherit substance; and I will fill
their treasures.” Prov 8:17,21.
Satan made an attempt to be like God, but without being submitted
or obedient to Him. He said, "I will ascend above the
heights of the clouds; I will be like the most high.”
Isa 14:14. As a result, He has been brought low.
When Eve looked at the fruit of the forbidden tree, she thought
it would give her a better life.
"And when the woman saw that the fruit was good for
food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a
tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of
the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also to
her husband with her, and he did eat" Gen 3:6.
The temptation to live according to his fleshly desires led
Adam to also partake. Instead, it caused a separation from
God, sweat in labor, sickness, and death. People fall into
sin because they have not yielded their lives to the Lord.
The underlying reason for this is that they put self in the
place of God.
Our primary need is not to gain more knowledge about God,
but rather to accept Him as our life, as the Apostle Paul
"For me to live is Christ, and to die is gain."