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Knowing Ourselves - April 2018

Our eternal nature is one of the most important aspects of God’s nature that is in us

Knowing Ourselves
Know You Are Eternal – Part 5

Scripture Reading: 1 John 5:10-13

Key Verse: 1 John 5:13

I have written this to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, so that you may know you have eternal life.

As we have been saying, rare things are valuable, and you are eternal, which is very rare! How many things in this world can you think of that will be around forever and ever? Being eternal is a rare and extremely valuable thing—that is you!

It’s not only being rare that makes us valuable but being eternal also speaks of very important truths about God. Our eternal natures say more about God than the other non-eternal elements that He created. One of the first truths is that God has been and will always be a living being. Nothing has existed before God because God has always existed. Psalms 90:2 reminds us: “Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever you had formed the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God.”

Let’s consider, again, the diamonds that are mined. Geologists can tell a lot about the earth when the diamonds are found; lots of data about the history and content of the earth we live on comes from mining diamonds. Our eternal natures tell a lot of truth about God Himself. The Bible makes it clear that we are made in His image. What does that mean? Do we conclude that we are little miniature gods? Obviously, we are far from that, but we do have some of God’s nature in us. Our eternal nature is one of the most important aspects of God’s nature that is in us. As we consider the fact that God lives in a timeless world and He simply has always been, it blows the minds of us who know only a “time bound” existence. How can we understand that for God a day is like a thousand years and a thousand years is like a day? (2 Peter 3:8). Our eternal nature speaks of being made in God’s image!

Father, I see you more clearly, as I understand my own eternal nature. In Jesus’ Name, amen.