Word of the Day, December 18, 2017, John 3:18-21

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    Word of the Day, December 18, 2017

    “ Joy to the world. The Lord has come. Let earth receive her King. Let every heart prepare Him room and heaven and nature sing. And heaven and nature sing and heaven and heaven and nature sing.”

    John 3:18-21

    18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.

    19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.

    20 For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.

    21 But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.

    If you are alive today, you have most likely seen John 3:16 or read or have been told by a believer that “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. GOD sent His son if we believe on Him we will have everlasting life. Christ is the Light of the World. We need to choose Light over evil daily.

    Verse 17 says “For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.The use of the word might here does not mean that all will be saved but that we must choose Christ Jesus. We need to choose Light over evil daily.

    Jesus says that if we believe on Him, we are acquitted of our sins and justified before GOD. We are no longer condemned. Hallelujah! But Christ warns us in the second part of verse 18 that if we do not believe and choose the only begotten Son of GOD that we will be condemned. We need to choose Light over evil daily.

    As a man/woman we are all created of the flesh and are naturally evil. We all have a wicked heart, some greater in a worldly manner than others. We all think that we are a great person but we are all sinners that come short of the glory of GOD. How’s that for a encouraging message first thing on Monday morning? Greatness does not get a life eternal with Christ; only a personal relationship with Jesus Christ can do that. We need to choose Light over evil daily.

    We all want to think that this world is great, (and there is many good things and good people still) but just spent 10 minutes watching the news, reading social media, reading the newspaper (if anybody still does that), going to the mall, driving down the highway, going to a high school, the drugs, the violence, the sex that is everywhere we look, the walking away from GOD and His Word, the darkness, the evil! We need to choose Light over evil daily.

    Have you ever been involved in something that you know is wrong and we continue to justify it, get mad at those that try to tell us what we are doing is wrong or walk away from wise and Godly counsel? We need to choose Light over evil daily.

    I saw a post today about someone blaming the gov’t for the drug trade. Maybe so, but it comes down to our choice to take that first drug, to get high that first time. A Pastor at my church has said many times in the past that you will never get addicted to drugs or alcohol if you never take that first sip or take that first drug. That is the same for any addiction or any sin in our lives. We need to choose Light over evil daily.

    Is it our desire to strive toward the light, toward Christ? Truth has to be lived by living an honest life sincerely desiring the light, which will only truly come from the light of Christ Jesus. We must choose the light of Christ over the darkness of this world today.

    “ O come, all ye faithful, Joyful and triumphant. O come ye, o come ye to Bethlehem. Come and behold Him, Born the King of Angels! O come, let us adore Him. O come, let us adore Him. O come, let us adore Him Christ the Lord.”

    Timothy P. Furness
     
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