Today's Verse: 1 John 4:10

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

This is love: not that we loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.
— 1 John 4:10

Thoughts on Today's Verse...

He loved us first! He offered his Son to save us regardless of our decision to believe or ignore his grace. We are given the ability to accept or reject the death of his Son as the sacrifice for our sins. The only condition, as 1 John 2:1-2 emphasizes, is that we realize that he died for everyone else in the world, too!

My Prayer...

Precious King, God Almighty, why you should love me and send Jesus to die for me I will never fully understand. Thank you for your love. Thank you for your sacrifice for my sins. Thank you Jesus for coming to save me. I pray in your name and by your intercession. Amen.

Comments

Other Devotionals from Heartlight for Wednesday, February 15, 2006

A daily dose of Christian quotes to inspire and encourage.
"I have learned that what we have done for ourselves alone dies with us. What we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal."
Features the apostle Paul's writings turned into daily, powerful prayers.
"Dear Father, How great your mercy is! How deep your riches and wisdom and knowledge are! How unsearchable are your judgments! How inscrutable your..."
A daily guide from the gospels that challenges readers to live for Jesus.
"[Continuing his talk with Nicodemus, Jesus said,] "And as Moses lifted up the bronze snake on a pole in the wilderness, so the Son of Man must be..."
A daily devotional about God's power for our battles.
"So we keep on praying for you, asking our God to enable you to live a life worthy of his call. May he give you the power to accomplish all the good..."

Illustration

Illustration of 1 John 4:10 — This is love: not that we loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.

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.