John 14:6; John 3:36; 1 John 5:12; Deuteronomy 30:15; Luke 22:14; Genesis 2:7; John 15:4; Psalm 27:1; John 1:4; Psalm 104:29-30; 1Cor. 15:19; Gal.2:20; Matthew 8:22-23; Ephesians 5:14; Revelation 3:1; Luke 24:9; Romans 6:10; Romans 14:9; 2 Corinthians 13:4; Revelation 1:18; Romans 5:15; 1 Peter 3:7;
To God life is precious and He sent His very own Son (the Word) to preserve it and in the process gave us the privilege and right to this life and His kingdom. The Hebrew word for Life is Chayim, which is written in the plural it implies that we cannot live life alone. Imbedded in the word are two Yod –Yod representing unity in plurality (Yod-Yod is also the name of God). Because of this The Lord is called Elohim – Chayim “the living God, and we only come into life through our union with and in Him.
Chayim may be formed from the word Chai, “alive” combined with the particle im, “if”. Suggesting that being alive is conditional on our union with God in truth. Whoever believes in the son has eternal life; whoever refuses the Son shall not see life, but the separation of God remains (John 3:36).
So what this means is that life and peace are intricately connected, and those who refuse Jesus (Yeshua), the prince of peace, separate themselves from unity with God. Yeshua alone is the means of receiving the divine life of God. 1John 5:12 “whoever has the Son has life, but whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.”
This word Chayim is written in the plural to indicate that each person potentially contains a “universe of lives” within him or her. Spiritually, your soul a unity that contains a multiplicity of change’s, yet remains a distinct identity. Each one of us has our own personality distinct from each other. This article comes from Hebrew for Christians.
In Deuteronomy 30:15 “See, I have set before you today life and prosperity, and death and adversity; 16 in that I command you today to love the Lord your God, to walk in His ways and to keep His commandments and His statues and His judgments, that you may live and multiply, ant that the Lord your God may bless you in the land where you are entering to possess it. Verse 19 I call heaven and earth to witness against you today that I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse. So choose life in order that you may live, you and your descendants.
Now this speaks of Israel and the promise of God but Jesus also made a similar promise to the Church you and I.
In the Gospel of Luke 22:14 Jesus makes a symbolic Jewish understanding because of all the OT taught them about the Passover and the life in the blood sacrifice that this is if you can receive it the new Exodus to Eternal life not just a symbolic meaning.
Why is life, so precious to God, or rather why are you so precious to Him? We find these answers in Genesis 2:7 “Then the Lord God formed man of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the “breath of life”; and man became a living being.
The Hebrew word for "life" is chayim (חַיִּים), a plural noun that contains two consecutive letter yods (יי) that picture two "hands held together" (the Hebrew word yad [יָד] means "hand"), or the union of our spirit with God's Spirit. The word itself reveals that there is no life apart from union with God, who extends his hand to you and says, "Live in me" (John 15:4). Live in God, who is your life, your love, your light, your truth, your healing, your beauty, your breath, and your salvation. Yeshua is the Source of all life, and we find nourishment, strength, and fullness of joy as we connect with his life. The Lord is our light and our salvation, the Mediator of divine life (Psalm 27:1; John 1:4). The Voice of the LORD still speaks: "Take heart. It is I; be not afraid." “From Hebrew for Christians”
The tree of life signifies a destiny of eternal life that was forfeited with the fall and expulsion from the garden. More important that the origin of life is the actual relation of life to God, who is Lord of both life and death, who controls the book of life (Exodus 32:32 ; Revelation 20:11-15). We have life only as a loan. God is the Lord of life (Psalm 104:29-30) and we are here on a temporary basis. We live for and have our existence because of God and only God.
True life, the life of God, is indestructible. Therefore the life that is subject to death is only provisional (1Cor. 15:19)it is life in the flesh (Gal.2:20). Those who are bound to it are “dead” (Mt. 8:22-23) (Eph.5:14; Rev.3:1
The new feature in the NT is that the future act of awakening is grounded in the enacted resurrection of Christ. The heart of the Christian gospel is the Resurrection message that he who was dead now lives (Lk. 24:9;Rom. 6:10; 14:9; 2Cor. 13:4) This life of His is eternal (Rev. 1:18), and death is now robbed of its power. Faith in a future no longer rests merely on a general concept of God. The concept of God is radicalized, the result of sin is shown to be deeper, and the claim of humanity is more sharply negated. God’s gift of new and true life is by a free and gracious act of salvation (Rom. 5:15; 1Pet. 3:7)
The future is established in Christs work, this work has already taken place and the resurrection of the dead is simply the consummation of the replacing of the old by the new.
So then life is no longer just living to exist it is full of life in Christ Jesus Yeshua our Lord and savior. We can no longer look at life as unimportant but valuable because God values us so much to redeem us through the life of His Son.