This morning, while meditating on John 3:1-21, I was struck by a couple of key concepts:
“For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.”
This is a relief!
When condemnation hits me from all angles, I am reminded that it’s not coming from God; His message is salvation.
“And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.”
This is a challenge!
When I want to retaliate, point out the beams in others’ eyes, and send a double dose of condemnation right back at them, I am reminded that God didn’t send Jesus into the world to condemn people. And God didn’t put me here for that purpose, either.
The desire to condemn another person sends me into the darkness blindly trying seeking their evil deeds. What kind of life is that?
My daily focus, according to Verse 21, is to “live by the truth” and to “come into the light.”
This is Life!