Jesus is the Holy One (10). Knowing him is understanding. The fear of the Lord is loving reverence and submission to him. This is the beginning of wisdom.
Jesus is life. Through him, my days are extended (11). Whether like James who was the first to be martyred (only a few years after Jesus’ resurrection), or his brother John who was the last apostle to be martyred, he was a very old man; Jesus promises eternal life through him.
Jesus proclaimed, ““I tell you the truth, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be condemned; he has crossed over from death to life. I tell you the truth, he who believes has everlasting life.” (John 5:24) He also declared, “No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him, and I will raise him up at the last day. It is written in the Prophets: ‘They will all be taught by God.’ Everyone who listens to the Father and learns from him comes to me. No one has seen the Father except the one who is from God; only he has seen the Father. I tell you the truth, he who believes has everlasting life. I am the bread of life.” (John 6:44-48)