Daily Bible Reading: John 3:1 – 21
Verse of the Day: John 3:16 – “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth on him should not perish, but have eternal life.”
Today’s reading includes one of the most well-known verses in the Bible. John 3:16, we see it at ball games, billboards, on cars and trucks, virtually everywhere. This is the “Gospel in a Nutshell,” as it has been called.
We see that it embodies the love of God, not for a select few, but for everyone. He offers His love to every one and anyone who will come and take it.
That’s the important point, it is there for anyone, but is only effective for those who will come and receive. There is not a single nationality, race, culture, gender, or language that is restricted from His love. Only our lack of receiving, or rejecting, His love separates us from Him.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, I praise You today for the vastness and availability of Your love. May I never take it for granted. Amen.