Who has the Words of Eternal Life? The Word tells us,
From that time many of His disciples went back and walked with Him no more. 67 Then Jesus said to the twelve, “Do you also want to go away?” 68 But Simon Peter answered Him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. 69 Also we have come to believe and know that You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” (Joh 6:66-69, underscoring added)
What did Peter mean when he said that Jesus had the “words of eternal life”? He meant that everything that Jesus taught and lived by His example would lead us into eternal life.
Jesus came to die in order to purchase our salvation. John 3:16 reminds us that all who believe in Jesus Christ receive eternal life. And the Lord Jesus Himself said,
It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life. (Joh 6:63) Jesus’ very Words carry life!
These are deep spiritual concepts that are worth meditating upon and asking the Holy Spirit for insight into. Here is another point of view:
“He is the way, the truth, and the life (Joh 14:6). And the aim of giving Himself as the truth to the world is freedom. You will know the truth and the truth will make you free. Free from the guilt and power of sin. Free from deadness and blindness and judgment.” – Excerpt from John Piper teaching.
Jesus gives us freedom from “deadness,” as John Piper says above. That’s a spiritually intense idea worth time in meditation and prayer.
Study the life and words of Jesus Christ and you will be studying the Words of Eternal Life. God bless you.