Scripture

John 3:16-18 –“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.  For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.  Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God.

Observation

Nicodemus, a Pharisee, has gone to visit Jesus at night to find out who he is and how he is from God.  Jesus tells Nicodemus that you must be born again to see the Kingdom of God.  Then Jesus tells Nicodemus of the great love that God has for the world.  God the Father, sent his only son Jesus into the world to save the world and offer eternal life to those who believe in the name of Jesus.  Jesus did not come to condemn the world but those who do not believe in Jesus are already condemned.

Application

The love of God to send Jesus to save us by his grace is the most powerful thing in the world.  The love of Christ has the power to change hearts, lives and give eternal life when we believe in our heart and confess with our mouth that Jesus is our Lord and savior.  In this time of uncertainty, it is the truth I can cling to and share with others as nothing seems to make sense from a worldly perspective.

 

Prayer

Father,

Thank you for the truth in your word and the love, grace and mercy you have given us through the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.  Let the power of the Spirit guide me to draw near to you and you will be near to me.  May I reach out to you in prayer, cast my anxieties on you knowing you are there interceding for me and have already met my greatest need.

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