"This means everlasting life, their taking in knowledge of you, the only true God, and of the one whom you sent forth, Jesus Christ." - John 17:3
As human beings, we’re born w. the inclination to seek out the necessary means to prolong our life span. However, what is it that truly affords us the best quality of life? Could it be optimum health, excess wealth, or an exceptionally high level of education? The Apostle John helps us to see that it’s the ‘taking in of knowledge’ that provides us the best quality of life not only now, but forever. What does it mean to ‘take in knowledge’? According to ‘The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language (4th edition)’ knowledge is defined as such; Familiarity, awareness, or understanding gained through experience or study. To gain the everlasting life John speaks of we have to become familiar with the true God, Jehovah, and his son Jesus Christ. We become familiar with these two through an avid, thorough study of the bible. The bible is the primary source that enables us to peer into the teachings of Christ & what’s required of us to be known as righteous servants of Jehovah. Once we understand, we’ll begin to make application, then, we’ll have a firm hold on the makings of a better life. We must remember: the scene of this world is constantly changing, but w. hope in Jehovah’s promises & faith exercised by means of Christ’s sacrifice, not only will be able to live a happy, fulfilling life now, but also forever!