What Jesus Did! 'Saved from Wrath' — John 3:36

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

[John the Baptizer said,] "And anyone who believes in God's Son has eternal life. Anyone who doesn't obey the Son will never experience eternal life but remains under God's angry judgment."
— John 3:36 NLT

Key Thought

God sent Jesus to save us. Faith in God's Son is our doorway to life. However, John reminds us that faith is not just what we THINK. True faith always leads us to obedient ACTION. So when we don't believe (when we don't obey), we shut ourselves off from life. Jesus not only has all authority (as we saw yesterday), but he longs to give us life. Let's respond to him with obedient faith and enjoy the blessings of God's life.

Today's Prayer

Glorious Father, thank you for sending Jesus to give me life. I do believe that your Son, Jesus, came to be my Savior by dying for my sin on the cross. I believe you raised him from the dead to ensure my future. I believe that he poured out the Holy Spirit. And, dear Father, I believe he is returning in glory to bring the redeemed home to be with you. So bless me as I try to live in obedience to Jesus, my Lord, in whose name I pray. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • Ephesians 2:1-10
  • John 3:16-17
  • Galatians 3:26-28

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Illustration

Illustration of John 3:36 NLT — [John the Baptizer said,] "And anyone who believes in God's Son has eternal life. Anyone who doesn't obey the Son will never experience eternal life but remains under God's angry judgment."

About This Devotional

What Jesus Did! is a series of one-year devotional guides through each gospel, using one short scripture passage each day and following the Gospel in sequential order. Each devotional consists of a scripture passage and a reflection and a prayer which open up the day's scripture and show how it challenges you to live for Jesus.

What Jesus Did! is written by Phil Ware and is available in book form.

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