“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.” – John 3:17
When I read John 3:17, I am always struck by the powerful message of hope and love that it contains. In a world that can often feel dark and full of condemnation, it is such a comfort to know that God did not send His Son into the world to add to that feeling. Instead, He did it so that we might be saved. And to me, that is the greatest miracle of all. No matter what we have done or where we find ourselves in life, there is always the possibility of being saved and finding our way back to Him.
When I read this daily Bible verse, I am always struck by the compassionate heart of God. He didn’t come to this world to condemn us or to find fault with us. He came to help us. He came to put the world right again. And that is such a beautiful thing.
We live in a world that is so full of hurt and pain. There is so much division and turmoil. But God reminds us that he is not content to leave us in that state. He came to heal us and to bring us back into right relationship with him. And that is such good news for all of us.
No matter what we have done or where we find ourselves in life, God is always ready and willing to help us get back on track. All we need to do is turn to him and ask for his help. And he will be there for us, just as he has promised.
These words from Jesus offer us hope and assurance in a time of need. When we feel lost and alone, we can remember that God loves us and sent his Son to save us. This devotional is based on the idea that, no matter what we are going through, we can always find comfort in knowing that God is with us. No matter how dark our days may seem, we can rest assured that Jesus is always there to light the way. So when you are feeling lost or discouraged, take a moment to reflect on John 3:17. Remember that you are never alone; God is always with you, ready to offer His love and grace.
June 14th Devotional Prayer
Heavenly Father, thank You for sending Jesus into the world not to condemn it but to save it. We recognize that we sinners are in desperate need of a Savior. We praise You for providing that Savior in Your Son, Jesus Christ. We ask that You will use us to spread the Good News about salvation to a lost world. We ask for Your help to be bold witnesses, sharing the hope of salvation with people who are stuck in a cycle that is filled with sin and despair. In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.
The Gospel of John is one of the most well-known books in the Bible, and for good reason. It contains some of the most iconic passages in all of Scripture, including John 3:16. But what many people don’t realize is that John 3:17 is just as important. In this verse, Jesus tells us that God did not send him into the world to condemn it, but to save it. This simple statement contains a powerful message of hope and forgiveness that is at the heart of the Christian gospel. Anyone who is struggling with sin or feeling condemned by God can find hope in these words. No matter what we have done, God is always willing to forgive us and welcome us back into his arms. Thanks be to God for his amazing grace!