November 10, 2006 print_code Print this lesson

The source of true life!

To many people, physical life is deemed to be the measure of whether or not one is alive. However, true life - spiritual life - requires more than a beating heart. That's because human beings are spiritually hungry and thirsty - constantly looking for answers to life's persistent problems and for meaning in their lives. Often, we look to idols like education, money, and success for those answers. However, real solutions come only from the Creator of Life - God, himself.

True life - the type so many hunger and thirst for - can only be found when we are called by God to follow His Son, Jesus Christ (John 6:44). In (John 6:35), Jesus declared, "I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never go hungry, and he who believes in me will never be thirsty." Obviously, Jesus isn't talking about physical hunger; instead, He is talking about spiritual hunger. Not only does Christ promise to satisfy spiritual hunger, but also to quench spiritual thirst: "To him who is thirsty I will give to drink without cost from the spring of the water of life" (Revelation 21:6). That verse refers back to (Isaiah 55:1-2), where God says, "Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters; and you who have no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without cost. Why spend money on what is not bread, and your labor on what does not satisfy? Listen, listen to me, and eat what is good, and your soul will delight in the richest of fare."

Knowing this, donít seek worldly things for satisfaction, because worldly pleasures are temporary. Instead, heed the advice of (Isaiah 55:6): "Seek the Lord while he may be found; call on him while he is near."

God is the source of all life, and if you want true life - a life of meaning, purpose and understanding - you must have God's Word of Life.