The Way to Life

And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.

John 3:14-15

In these verses, Jesus gives Nicodemus a preview of the way to eternal life through Himself.  We looked at the symbolism of the serpent in the wilderness for the last couple of days.  Today, we will look at the Saviour.

John 3:15 tells us of the Saviour’s plan for mankind.  It tells us of His perfect salvation and how to obtain that perfect salvation.  It tells us how to avoid death and find eternal life.

“That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.”  That is a simple verse making a simple statement of a powerful and eternal truth.  Believing on the Lord Jesus Christ gives us salvation.  Believing on Him means that we will not perish, and that we will have eternal life.  It sounds so simple.  It sounds simple because it is simple.  Just as the Israelites in the day of Moses had only to look at the serpent to be healed, so we have only to believe on the Lord Jesus to be “passed from death unto life.”

Men throughout the centuries since Jesus died on the cross and rose again have tried to complicate the matter.  They have tried to make all kinds of things necessary for salvation.  They have tried to work and do everything in their power to earn their salvation.  But Jesus offers it freely.  He offers eternal life to anyone willing to believe in Him.  “…whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.”  I heard a hymn once that said “whosoever meaneth me.”  Yes, indeed.  Whosoever meaneth me. What a wonderful Saviour!  Have you believed in Him today?

2 responses to this post.

  1. Thank you for inviting us to believe in Him today! God bless you, Ben!

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