Jesus Came…Posted: Wednesday, December 18, 2013
…to give us life, a rich and satisfying life, an abundant life, better than we could have ever dreamed, to the full, till it overflows, and have it abundantly…in ALL its fullness.
What if we actually lived our lives like we really and truly believed that? As followers of Jesus, do we live life like someone literally came to earth, died to save us, and then rose from the dead?
That’s the question that I have been wrestling with the last week or so.
Do I live life like Someone actually was born for the sole purpose to ‘take a bullet’ for me, just so that I could live an outrageously, ridiculously abundant life?
What does that even look like???
10 The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life. (NLT)
10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly. (NRSV)
10 The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance (to the full, till it overflows). (AMP)
10 The thief’s purpose is to steal, kill and destroy. My purpose is to give life in all its fullness. (TLB)
10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. (KJV)