Living a Pleasant Life | John 10:10 (ESV) | Short Bible Verses | Holyspirit1
John 10:10 (ESV) we are reminded that “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. [Jesus] came that they may have life and have it abundantly.”
In the book of John chapter 10 verse 10, the apostle whom Jesus loved tells us that the thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. But the purpose of Jesus is to give you an I a rich and satisfying life. In spite of what the media the internet since so many around us tell you and me your only 2 ways to live our life. You and I can seek after what the world has to satisfy us or we can seek after what God has to satisfy us. The world will rob the world will kill and destroy our souls. But Jesus offers life any offers it abundantly.
Matthew Henry was a well-known pastor and brilliant Bible commentator in the 17 hundreds. He died very young but not after first losing his wife and 3 children. He had every right to complain. But once told a friend. We often take notice of the sayings of dying men so these are mine. A life spent in the service of God in communion with him is the most comfortable and pleasant life that one can live in the present world. So before you and I pray together pause the app here for a few moments and consider what pastor Henry said to be honest with yourself. What are you pursuing that the world is offering maybe even at the expense of what God is offering you?
Join me in prayer. Dear sufficient in Victoria Scott. I confess quietly to you now that I often pursue the world. I chase after what the world offers me in many times I’ve caught it. I’ve grabbed hold of it. Either to feel it slip away or harm me or harm others. Or god please give me the strength and the courage to remember that with the world has to offer we’ll only steal kill and destroy me. Help me today to remember that you came that I may have and enjoy life and have it in abundance so full that my life overflows with all that you offer. In Jesus, it is in your abundant life-giving name that I pray. Amen.