Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Present Tense

May 11

Daily Bible Reading: John 3:22 – 36

Verse of the Day: John 3:36 – “He that believeth on the Son hath eternal life; but he that obeyeth not the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abideth on him.”

In our verse today, the word translated hath (Greek εχει) is in the present tense. That means that the one who believes has at that moment eternal life. It is not something that will be gained in the future, but at this very moment they have it. 

Likewise, the word translated abideth (Greek μενει) is also in the present tense. That means that the one who refuses to believe upon Jesus Christ has the wrath of God already abiding on them as a present reality.

Whether we have eternal life, or eternal wrath is our choice. God freely offers life, we must choose to take it or leave it. Whichever choice we make is our present reality. I chose Christ, have you?

Prayer: Jesus, I have chosen to receive You as my Lord and Savior. I am glad that I have at this moment eternal life – and I have it forever. 

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