Week 32: The One Everybody Knows
Today’s Text: John 3-4
Key Text: John 3:16
“For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosover believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
It is probably the most well-known scripture verse in the Bible, at least among Christians.
If you have a little time to kill, it might be interesting to Google how many times that verse has been seen in the printed word. There are people in the world who study things like that.
Well-known, and well-copied, or not – here’s the real question.
Do people really know it?
Do people, especially those who profess to be followers of Christ, really comprehend the full meaning of that famous statement?
Sometimes I wonder.
I don’t mean to sound critical of others when I say that.
I simply mean that I believe in that one sentence comprised of those twenty-five words, there is more spiritual depth than could ever be fully comprehended in this life.
I think it will take an eternity to completely appreciate the depth of love expressed in John 3:16.
Scholars come and go; opinions come and go with them – but the full power of this statement will remain ever elusive.
In the meantime, I encourage you to read it, study it, and embrace it again and again.
You know what it says…you know what it means…or do you?