I have been taking popular verses and reading the whole passage that contains that verse for the weekends lately. So today is in the same scripture as yesterdays because (John 3:16 God’s Love for us) in in the same chapter. Yesterday was about being born again of the spirit and water and Nicodemus’s encounter with Jesus
So today is a repeat of yesterdays excluding the song for my day, quote for my day and my view of what I have read in my understanding and walk with the Lord which changes day by day. The same truth always remains he is the savior of the world but my understanding of passages changes as I grow in grace and he reveals more and more to me on a different level.
I want to take a popular passage of scripture and read all of the context that it came from so as to get the whole meaning and truth of it from my own spiritual understanding and meditate on it with a heart of devotion.
Today’s selection (John 3:16) is from the Book of John chapter 3.
God so Loves the world (John 3:16)
3 Now there was a Pharisee, a man named Nicodemus who was a member of the Jewish ruling council. 2 He came to Jesus at night and said, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God. For no one could perform the signs you are doing if God were not with him.”
3 Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again.[a]”
4 “How can someone be born when they are old?” Nicodemus asked. “Surely they cannot enter a second time into their mother’s womb to be born!”
5 Jesus answered, “Very truly I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless they are born of water and the Spirit. 6 Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit[b] gives birth to spirit. 7 You should not be surprised at my saying, ‘You[c] must be born again.’ 8 The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit.”[d]
9 “How can this be?” Nicodemus asked.
10 “You are Israel’s teacher,” said Jesus, “and do you not understand these things? 11 Very truly I tell you, we speak of what we know, and we testify to what we have seen, but still you people do not accept our testimony. 12 I have spoken to you of earthly things and you do not believe; how then will you believe if I speak of heavenly things? 13 No one has ever gone into heaven except the one who came from heaven—the Son of Man.[e] 14 Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the wilderness, so the Son of Man must be lifted up,[f] 15 that everyone who believes may have eternal life in him.”[g]
16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. 18 Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son. 19 This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but people loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. 20 Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that their deeds will be exposed. 21 But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what they have done has been done in the sight of God.
Dear Father I thank you that your spirit is with us and that you decided to love us before we were born.
All the heavens are full of your glory !!!!!!!!
What a promise you gave us that we shall not perish. Thank you God……
I want to have a great experience today joining with my church family in giving you praise and glory. I pray that pastor Dana who is preaching for Pastor Frank will open my heart to what God is leading him to preach.
I pray for the team headed to Nicaragua.
David W. Aucoin
Song for my day: ‘Greater than All’ Hillsong click here to listen