John 3—we know it so well. Or at least we know John 3:16. But, this whole chapter gives us such hope. Perhaps nowhere in Scripture is God’s love for us so clear. “For God so loved the world that He gave us His Son…” Also, nowhere else in Scripture is God’s plan for us so clear. “Whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have everlasting life.” My greatest two needs in life met in one verse. I need to be loved by God. He does that. I need to know that I will live forever. He told me how—believe on Him for eternal life. I do that. I am loved by God and I know I will go to Heaven.
I am going to have some ups and downs in life, but what greater knowledge than to know that I am loved by God and will spend forever in Heaven with Him. Here is the simplicity of the Gospel.
Devotional by Steve Horn. Scripture links by www.biblegateway.com.