How does the gift eternal life, through salvation in Jesus Christ, affect us now in our daily lives?
These Bible verses are among many that assure us of eternal life, as believers in Jesus:
And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding, so that we may know him who is true; and we are in him who is true, in his Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life. (1 Jo 5:20 ESV, emphasis added)
And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent. (Joh 17:3 NKJV)
Having an eternal point of view will change the way that we live as believers. Does anything last forever? Only God. Being mindful of our eternal home in heaven, will prevent us from focusing on the wrong things in this life.
Considering an eternal home in the presence of Jesus and hosts of angels, along with countless brothers and sisters, will help us to reject pride, envy, jealousy, lust for wealth, and many other temptations that are common to human beings.
The Lord has given us the Bible to inform us about our salvation; about His standards of righteous living; and about the endless and bounteous blessings that God pours out upon all people. His word teaches us to think on good and virtuous things, to bear fruit for the kingdom, to always praise God, and to have regular fellowship with other believers.
Living with an understanding of an eternal future in heaven will infuse our daily lives with joy and wonder. God bless you.