Re:Verse reading–John 3:1-21 (day five)
I still remember the words of a college professor, “If you never understand how lost you were, you’ll never appreciate how saved you are.” Jesus’ words in John 3 sound similar. “Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God.” John 3:17-18
We are ALL already condemned. Lost. Separated from God. That’s where we start from. A place of non-belief. We don’t move from a neutral indifferent place in our hearts to God or away from God. We ALL start away from God, already condemned. That’s how lost we were. But when we trust and believe in Jesus, we are no longer condemned. How safe and saved is that? We should celebrate even more, God’s love, grace, and generous gift.