“And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.” John 17:3
Eternal life is to know Him. Do you know Him? How do we know if we know Him?
“I have manifested thy name
unto the men which thou gavest me out of the world: thine they were, and thou
gavest them me; and they have kept thy word. (…)
“For I have given unto them the words which thou gavest me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came out from thee, and they have believed that thou didst send me.” John 17:6, 8
If we have accepted His words as truth in our mind and heart, then we know Him. So we know Him when His truth is in us. And we know Him to the extent that His truth is in us. Because His word is truth.
“Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.” John 17:17
Yeshua also prays that we are kept from the lies and delusions that the evil sows.
“I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil.” John 17:15
Where His truth is not in our mind and heart, ‘thoughts of the heart’ (Genesis 6:5) of man are in our mind and heart. Lies and delusions are sown there. We do not know Him, and therefore we do not know His life, where ‘thoughts of the heart’ of man are in our mind and heart. For if the wages of sin (lies and delusions, ‘thoughts of the heart’ of man) is death, then the wages of His truth is life! (Romans 6:23)