The word Zoe intrigues me so much. The name Zoe has been assigned to lots of dogs and kids and bands and so on. Because it’s cool and it’s fun to say. But the New Testament word Zoe means life. Life.
In fact, the most famous Bible verse uses this word as the focal point of the verse. Shall have Everlasting life equals Everlasting Zoe life. Wow. Seems, then, that Zoe speaks of Eternal Life. That inheritance that our Lord Jesus Christ has secured for us, by believing in and on Him. Agree?
So what are some more significant depths of meaning of the word?
BlueLetterBible.org breaks down the Greek word Zoe (Strong’s G2222) this way:
~ “of the absolute fulness of life, both essential and ethical, which belongs to God, and through him both to the hypostatic “logos” and to Christ in whom the “logos” put on human nature”
~ “life real and genuine, a life active and vigorous, devoted to God, blessed, in the portion even in this world of those who put their trust in Christ, but after the resurrection to be consummated by new accessions (among them a more perfect body), and to last for ever.”
For many years, I have articulated Zoe Life this way:
~”The absolute life that God has in Himself, and gives to us in Christ.”
Simple, yet powerful.
How about you? Do you have the LIFE of God IN you? That is, the Zoe kind of life? That absolute life that God has in Himself, and gives to us in Christ?
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