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A Daily Devotion for Thursday, November 10


John 3:16


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.


It never sunk in for me until now, that this very well-known verse directly follows Jesus' conversation with Nicodemus about being born again. The words are John's, but they are part of the explanation of the conversation with Nicodemus. God makes an explicit promise to believers, no doubt the most amazing and the most comforting of all promises. For all those who accept Jesus as who he is, the Son of God, there will be eternal life with God. This is a promise which has changed millions and millions of lives! And we are, each and every one of us, included.


Holy One, you have made an extraordinary promise, and it is one we know you keep. I am thankful and honored to be included. Help me to be worthy. I pray this in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen


Becky, transforming


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David
David
Nov 10, 2022

John 3: 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.


This is God’s promise of eternal life. It doesn’t say to do good works, or donate, or even to pray. It says to believe in Christ. If we believe in Christ then we follow His teachings and the other things will naturally follow.


Dear Lord, Thank you for your Son. I can’t imagine what this world would be like without Him. Amen.

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Barbara
Barbara
Nov 10, 2022

John 3: 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.


God loves us so much that He sent His Son, Jesus, to us and for Him to die on the cross. Jesus lived a perfect life and made the sacrifice of death for our sins. Jesus died in our place. It is through God’s grace and mercy that we can look forward to eternal life with Him in heaven.


Dearest Lord, I can’t thank you enough for sending your Son, Jesus, to us. His perfect life and His death, gives us a way to eternal life with You. It is my…


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Beverly Flynn
Beverly Flynn
Nov 10, 2022

John 3:16

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.


This scripture may be the most well-known and memorized verse in the Bible. It is often the first verse young children learn. This famous verse is important because it tells us about the unconditional love that God has for his creation, it teaches us about the sacrifice God made for us, and it helps us understand his promise and affirms the hope we have as Christians that there is an eternal life waiting for those who believe in Jesus. It is a special verse that continues to touch the hearts of those who hear…

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Rosalind Spiller
Rosalind Spiller
Nov 10, 2022

John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. I quoted the King James Version of this passage because that is how I learned the verse in Sunday school. It was the first verse we had to memorize. I’m sure I didn’t understand it’s meaning then, but having memorized it meant that as I grew in understanding, I would know it’s importance. It is the best and clearest of God’s promises. Prayer: Gracious God, My prayer is for children, especially, but really everyone would memorize this verse and keep it in their hearts.

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Tom
Tom
Nov 10, 2022

John 3:16


God does not force us to believe. That would not be love. Coerced “conversions” to or from Christianity must grieve the Holy Spirit because they are not genuine. The promise of the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is so simple yet so amazing that the Spirit of God must patiently wait in prevenient grace until a person’s heart and mind are open to the promise of eternal life. Belief is the pathway to that promise.


Prayer - Merciful God, I do believe. Please rescue me from my unbelief. Amen


TAA

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