Monday - October 10, 2016
Woodlawn Family Bible Study
BIBLE READING: John 3:16-21
“For God so loved the world….” Since you are reading this book, there is a good chance that you are able to finish that verse. The most quoted verse in the Bible is probably John 3:16. It contains a wealth of information for us to know. First of all, we learn we live in a sinful world. Since God loves us so much, He was willing to send His Son as a sacrifice to save us from this wicked earth. Next, we see the willingness of our Savior. For God to send His Son, Jesus must have first been willing to come to this earth and live an uncomfortable life for us. However, for God to save the world from sin by sending His Son, there had to be a workable plan: “that whoever believes.” God’s plan was to give the sacrifice and persuade us to believe in His love by committing our lives to Him. We may not be able to live a perfect life, but He gives us a chance by giving us the choice to believe. Finally, it is through God’s perfect plan that we can know we have certain salvation. Jesus goes on to say, "...should not perish, but have eternal life.”
Application: If we follow His plan, we can have that certain eternal life. Consider these thoughts the next time you read this familiar verse.