In Life in Christ alone, Jefferson Vann shares a devotional thought based on 1 John 5:10-12.
1 John 5:10-12 (NASB)
The one who believes in the Son of God has the testimony in himself; the one who does not believe God has made Him a liar, because he has not believed in the testimony that God has given concerning His Son. And the testimony is this, that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. He who has the Son has the life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have the life.
Life in Christ alone
It is a serious thing to reject God’s testimony about Jesus Christ. To Reject the gospel that Christians proclaim is to accuse God of lying. The Gospel can be simplified to this: God has promised a permanent life as an inheritance for all those who believe in his Son. Those who do not believe do not have this hope of a permanent life. Satan has convinced some that no one has this hope because there is no promise of permanent life. He has deceived others into believing that they need not exclusively trust Jesus because everyone is already eternal. Between these two lies is the truth of the Gospel. Life is only in Christ.
LORD, may we never waver from the truth of your Gospel. May we always proclaim our hope in Christ alone.