Life is the vital principle, or breath of life,
which God imparted to man, making him a living soul. It is the gift of God,
mediated through faith in Jesus Christ. It is not synonymous with endless
existence, which is also true of the unsaved. It is qualitative, involving the impartation
of a new nature, resulting in fellowship with God in Christ, and is not
interrupted by spiritual death. It will find its perfection and full reality of
blessedness with God in the life to come for the believer. God has absolute
life in Himself and is the source of all life.
And Joshua said, Hereby ye shall know that the living God is among you,
and that he will without fail drive out from before you the Canaanites, and the Hittites,
and the Hivites, and the Perizzites, and the Girgashites, and the Amorites, and the
My soul longeth, yea, even fainteth for the courts of the Lord: my heart
and my flesh crieth our for the living God.
I Thessalonians 1:9
For they themselves shew of us what manner of entering in we had unto you,
and how ye turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God;
And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say
unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.
I Samuel 17:26
And David spake to the men that stood by him, saying, What shall be done
to the man that killeth this Philistine, and taketh away the reproach from Israel? for who
is this uncircumcised Philistine, that he should defy the armies of the living God?
And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the
But our God is in the heavens; he hath done whatsoever he hath pleased.
Their idols are silver and gold, the work of men's hands. They have mouths, but they speak
not: eyes have they, but they see not: They have ears, but they hear not: noses have they,
but they smell not: They have hands, but they handle not: feet have they, but they walk
not: neither speak they through their throat. They that make them are like unto them; so
is every one that trusteth in them. O Israel, trust thou in the Lord: he is their help and
But he is in one mind, and who can turn him? and what his soul desireth,
even that he doeth.