Stayin’ Alive

I will never forget your precepts, for by them you have given me life. (Psalm 119:93) NRSV

We live in a culture that is very health-conscious, and focused on preserving a good quality of life for as long as we can. Not only is that understandable, but such concerns to maintain and preserve health are laudable goals for anyone. Unfortunately, we often overlook the one true source of all life worth living. God’s word, applied to our hearts on a daily basis is a life-giving thing. Sure, we can take care of our minds and bodies, disciplining and exercising our physical selves with some benefit, but the effect is limited to this present life. We will die one day, regardless. The life Scripture speaks to is reaches far beyond the cradle to grave experience common to all humanity. The Psalmist saw it, and thus reflects the deep-seated reality that real life comes from only one Source, what the New Testament refers to as the Author and Finisher of our faith, Jesus Christ, God Incarnate (Heb. 12:2). His precepts, His word, His truth is the source of genuine, and eternal life. Listen to Him, He’s speaking to you right now.

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