In Touch - Aug. 1, 2006
In Touch Daily Devotional
by Dr. Charles Stanley
Eternal Life: Do You Want It?
Good health seems to be on everyone’s mind these days. The latest and greatest fad diets rise to the top of the bestseller lists. Health clubs and nutrition stores pop up all over town — sometimes next door to fast food restaurants! Late-night television is constantly unveiling a flood of gadgets and gizmos, all designed to get you into “the best shape of your life” (and always with the promise of minimal effort and commitment).
Why is the health industry such a booming business? It is because most people have an innate desire to live as long as they can. Longevity is a major concern! People want the highest quality life possible, for as long as possible. And yet, this emotional need for a long, robust life is most frequently centered around the physical world. What about life after death?
Scripture makes it absolutely clear that eternal life is available to every person on earth. (Romans 10:13) Sickness, disease, and death are all bound to the world; however, everyone in Christ has already overcome the worst this world has to offer — even death (1 John 5:4-5). Despite their emotional appeal, late-night infomercials cannot offer anything to compare with the promise of eternal life.
As believers, we should be shouting this message from the rooftops! The people around us are yearning for a word of life, but too many Christians have remained silent. Why? How can we keep secret what God went to such great lengths to reveal? We can live forever! Who in your life needs to hear this amazing truth today?
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