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And I Will Raise Them Up At The Last Day


Date: April 25, 2024

I use the BLESS method every morning for my devotional.

B - Bible Verse
L - Listen for God's Voice and pray
E - Explore the History and meaning
S - Study the Key Words or Phrases
S - Summarize and Share

You can read more about it by going to: What is a Faith Journal?


B - Bible Verse (John 6:40 NIV): "For my Father’s will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life, and I will raise them up at the last day."

L - Listen for God's Voice and Pray: Take a moment to quiet your heart and mind, inviting God to speak to you through His Word. Pray for wisdom and understanding as you explore this verse.

E - Explore the History and Meaning: John 6:40 captures a key teaching of Jesus about eternal life and resurrection. It's part of a larger message where Jesus reveals Himself as the bread of life, emphasizing the importance of believing in Him for salvation.

S – Study the Key Words or Phrases: In this verse, focus on the phrases “looks to the Son” and “believes in him.” Reflect on what it means to truly trust in Jesus for eternal life and the assurance of resurrection.

S – Summarize and Share:

This verse is such a perfect reminder that amidst the chaos and noise of the world, there's a steadfast promise from Jesus Himself. He declares that everyone who looks to Him and believes in Him will have eternal life. This promise isn't just for a select few or those who seem to have it all together; it's for everyone—regardless of background, status, or past mistakes. It's a promise that speaks directly to the depths of our souls, offering a glimmer of light in our darkest moments.

This verse is more than just words on a page; it's a lifeline, a source of comfort and assurance in times of doubt and fear. There have been moments when I've felt overwhelmed by the trials of life, questioning if there's any hope to be found. But then I come back to this verse, and it's like a gentle whisper from heaven, reminding me that Jesus is the answer, the source of true and lasting hope.

In the midst of life's ups and downs, I find solace in knowing that Jesus is with me, guiding me through every step of the journey. He's not just a distant figure in history; He's a present reality, offering His love, grace, and mercy to all who would receive Him. And as I fix my gaze on Him and place my trust in Him, I'm filled with a sense of peace that surpasses all understanding.

So, let's hold fast to the promise of John 6:40. Let's look to Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, and believe in Him with all our hearts. And as we do, may we experience the abundant life that He offers—both now and for all eternity.


Cross References:

John 3:16 - "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life."

John 11:25-26 - "Jesus said to her, 'I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?'"

Romans 10:9 - "If you declare with your mouth, 'Jesus is Lord,' and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved."

Ephesians 2:8-9 - "For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast."

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