Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.

– John 17:3 (NIV)

Today’s commentary
by Dave Whitehead, Senior Pastor, GraceNYC.org, Author of Making Sense of the Bible

Notice that eternal life is more than a prayer. It is more than aligning ourselves to a certain set of beliefs. According to Jesus, eternal life is in knowing God. So prayer and belief are expressions of knowing God, not ends in themselves. It is easy to fall into the practices of Christian faith and lose the purpose of those practices, and we all need the reminder that God loves us and wants to us to know Him in a real way.

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