Read the New Testament in a year, one chapter a day, five days a week

Day 213/260: Read John 3

It is not Jesus’ desire that any man should spend eternity in everlasting punishment separated from the Father. Peter wrote, “The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance” (2 Peter 3:9).

Jesus told Nicodemus, “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God di not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.”

Man is already condemned, separated from God. That is not God’s fault, not by any stretch of the imagination. Rather, it is man who has chosen to be separated by iniquity. Jesus’ mission was not to tell man that he was lost, but rather provide for man a path to reconciliation with the Father. And He did that because He loved man.

Why did my Savior come to earth
And to the humble God?
Why did He choose a lowly birth?
Because He loved me so!

Memory (Fill in the blanks)

John 1:1. In the beginning was the ________________, and the ________________ was with God, and the ________________ was God.

Pray

Pray for a greater appreciation of Christ’s marvelous love.

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