Scripture: 1 John 5:11-12 And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.
Devotional: There is a pervading belief in our culture today that to be “spiritual” is where it’s at. And “spiritual” can mean a multitude of things, but mostly it means, whatever works for you.
But God is clear that this thinking is misleading. In His great mercy, God has given us the gift of eternal life through the death and resurrection of His Son Jesus Christ. This passage teaches us that whoever has the Son has life, whoever does not have the Son does not have life. It’s quite clear. Going one’s own way and picking and choosing your own version of spirituality is not part of God’s plan. Jesus is.
- How often are you faced with the idea of relative spirituality? How tempted are you to embrace this?
- How important is the Word of God in helping you stay grounded in God’s truth and His grace?
- Give thanks to God for His provision in Christ Jesus, and next time you’re in a conversation where spirituality comes up, share this truth.