And this is eternal life, that they know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent. – Jesus, John 17:3
So eternal life life is knowing God and the Lord Jesus Christ.
I grew up thinking that eternal life was getting to go to heaven, walk on streets of gold and live in a mansion forever. I thought of eternal life in such a self-centered way. But it turns out that “eternal life” isn’t just some infinite length of time that we’ll live for. It’s a type of life. A life with a certain quality, the highest quality in fact. To know the Lord is that life.
We can walk in eternal life right now and on this earth by seeking to know Him. To know Christ is our chief pursuit and it’s full of riches and insight into Him that we can never exhaust on this earth. And then one day we will continue to know Him in eternity.
Let us seek Him and Him alone. Let us not seek after things. Because to know Him is eternal life.