“Those who have done good will rise to experience eternal life, and those who have continued in evil will rise to experience judgment.” (John 5:29b NLT)
This was one of those days when the readings all spoke the same message. Even Proverbs! But I chose this verse because I am really enjoying the heartfelt message that John is writing about. He isn’t just recounting the incidents from Jesus’ ministry, he is spelling out in detail and with a depth of conviction just who Jesus is and what he stands for.
And it is absolutely crucial to underline the one important word here. “continued” in evil.
So if you fall and sin, you are not doomed. There is still a chance for you. And me!
It’s not all over with one misdeed. This is a real message of hope.
Don’t give up.