The Key to True Life

“Jesus said to her, ‘I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live. And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe this?’”

John 11:25-26

Ponder This

Jesus is the only reason we live. As a matter of fact, He came so that we might live. He said in John 10:10, “I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.” He’s the only reason I live.

Most people today don’t have life, they have existence. They are fighting to live while they’re living to fight. They’re growing and breathing, and one day is turning into another. They have existence, but they don’t have life. They’ve got it all backward.

Jesus has come that you might have life. Satan has come to rob you of life—he comes to steal, kill, and destroy (see John 10:10). And he has stolen, killed, and destroyed life from many people. They don’t understand life, and they look at it very pessimistically. Benjamin Disraeli said, “youth is a blunder, manhood a struggle, and old age a regret.”[1] That may be true if you don’t know the Lord Jesus, but if you are in Christ, you have the key to true life.

  • How have you experienced life because of Jesus?
  • Who are some people you know who are only existing and not truly living because they do not experience the hope and life of Jesus?

[1] “A Quote by Benjamin Disraeli,” Goodreads, accessed October 28, 2022,

Practice This

Pray for someone you know who does not yet have the life and hope of Jesus.