Today's Verse: John 3:16

Monday, February 13, 2006

ToGather: Waiting in Expectation

A do-it-yourself worship guide centered on Jesus' return.

Learn More
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.
— John 3:16

Thoughts on Today's Verse...

Did you know the Bible doesn't just say, "God loves you." Now don't let me confuse you. Scripture does tell us many times that God loves us. However, don't miss the important truth here. Each time Scripture tell us that God loves us, it also demonstrates that love as well. God's love is more than emotion and intention. God's love is demonstrated. God loved us so much he didn't just say, "I love you." God showed his by sending and sacrificing his Son to give us his incomparable love! We never have to doubt that God means what he says. He has backed up his promises of love with his actions.

My Prayer...

Loving and Almighty God, thank you for loving me. Thank you for both saying it and showing it. Please know, dear Father, I love you, too! Accept my words and actions today as a testimony to my love. Through Jesus I pray. Amen.

Comments

Other Devotionals from Heartlight for Monday, February 13, 2006

A daily passage of Scripture emphasizing praise to our God.
"For the righteous LORD loves justice. The virtuous will see his face."
A daily devotional featuring wise counsel found in Scripture.
"Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and your plans will succeed."
A daily guide from the gospels that challenges readers to live for Jesus.
"[Jesus said to Nicodemus,] "The wind blows wherever it wants. Just as you can hear the wind but can't tell where it comes from or where it is going,....."
A daily devotional about the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives.
"Therefore, anyone who refuses to live by [Paul's instructions] is not disobeying human teaching but is rejecting God, who gives his Holy Spirit to you. But we....."

Illustration

Illustration of 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.

About This Devotional

Today's Verse is a free daily devotional that includes a Bible verse, thought and prayer.

The Thoughts and Prayer on Today's Verse are written by Phil Ware.

All scripture quotations, unless otherwise indicated, are taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION. © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan Publishing House.