John 3:16-21 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him. He who believes in Him is not judged; he who does not believe has been judged already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. This is the judgment, that the Light has come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the Light, for their deeds were evil. For everyone who does evil hates the Light, and does not come to the Light for fear that his deeds will be exposed. But he who practices the truth comes to the Light, so that his deeds may be manifested as having been wrought in God.
John 4:23-24 But an hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for such people the Father seeks to be His worshipers. God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.
John If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth and the truth will set you free.
John 14:5-6 Thomas said to Him, “Lord, we do not know where you are going, how do we know the way?” Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.”
The Truth will set you free! These are the words of Jesus. I’m putting the words of Jesus in red today to emphasize that these are the words of Jesus. I was surprised to realize that he, himself, said the familiar passage above – John 3:16 – about God loving the world so much he gave his only Son (Jesus) not to condemn us but to set us free. Read the scripture again and be amazed. If you don’t know Jesus or haven’t believed in him read the entire book of John and be further amazed. And ask him into your heart.
Father, We thank you for your Son who lived and died to show us your love and to save our souls. Remove our worldly skepticism and help us seek you more and trust you more and even test the words above by seeking you to find out if you really are the one and only almighty God.
In Jesus name we pray. Amen.