Today's Verse: John 3:5

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Jesus answered, "Very truly I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless they are born of water and the Spirit."
— John 3:5

Thoughts on Today's Verse...

Water and Spirit — they track together as key components in conversion and the new birth throughout the New Testament. One is an act of submission and surrender. The other a gift and reminder that only God can make us new by his power. No wonder Jesus made them so important to being a part of his Kingdom.

My Prayer...

Holy and righteous Father. I acknowledge that my best efforts often fail and my consistency isn't always consistent. That's why I'm so thankful you have given me your grace in Jesus and made me new by my spiritual birth into your family. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.

Comments

Other Devotionals from Heartlight for Wednesday, June 19, 2019

A devotional to help reclaim Jesus as the daily Lord of our lives.
"Dear Follower, I challenge you to consider two questions about the verses you find below:Why do you think that Mark included this story about the..."
A daily dose of Christian quotes to inspire and encourage.
"Have you stopped seeing great things happen in your life? Perhaps you have stopped believing that God can work in a mighty way even in our generation."
A daily passage of Scripture emphasizing praise to our God.
"What mighty praise, O God, belongs to you ... We will fulfill our vows to you, for you answer our prayers. All of us must come to you. Though we are....."
A daily devotional about the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives.
"[Paul and his traveling companions] looked up the local disciples [in Tyre] and stayed with them seven days. Their message to Paul, from insight given by the..."

Illustration

Illustration of John 3:5 — Jesus answered, "Very truly I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless they are born of water and the Spirit."

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.