I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.” (John 10:10) ASV. “I came so they can have real and eternal life, more and better life than they ever dreamed of.” The Message
God promises all his children an incredible, joy-filled, life of abundance, peace, joy and hope.
Why don’t more people enjoy the fruits of their salvation? Why do so many church-goers miss out on the abundant life Jesus offers?
Why is there no abundance to their abundant life?
The reason might be they’re satisfied with salvation. Complacent. They’re saved. Jesus is their Savior. They go to church. They volunteer. They own Bibles. Occasionally they even read them.
That’s enough. If we investigated, we may discover their abundantlessness may preferences for worldly things. Sunday football games or soccer matches trump church. Second jobs take priority over passion for Jesus. Sleeping in Sunday beats sitting on a hard wooden pew for an hour. Getting means more than giving.
An abundant to them might be more possessions, a fancy car, more friends, a bigger house, a better job–an abundance of stuff. They’ll miss out on the abundant life Jesus promises. Material abundance they seek is temporal. The abundance Jesus promises is forever, beyond any abundance the world could offer.