John 12:46 – Verse of the Day 2/16/14

John 12:46 Verse of the Day

At the end of John 12, Jesus summarized the purpose of his earthly ministry, and the rest of John’s Gospel is taken up with the teaching he offered to his disciples and the narrative of his trial, death, and resurrection. This verse offers a nice bookend, matching the statements of the first chapter of John’s Gospel that tell us that Jesus came into the world as light into darkness (John 1:3-9). Jesus is the light, and anyone who believes in Him lives according to the light.

It is interesting that Jesus consistently had to remind his followers that he himself was the light.  Like them, we are easily distracted from the truth. Sometimes we are distracted by things that are clearly evil, but more often we are distracted by good things that we elevate to an inappropriate significance. Family, relationships, financial stability, reputation, and accomplishments can all be good things, but Jesus calls us to see him as the light that shines in the darkness and to pursue all of those things only in so far as they lead us to him. Pray that the Lord would help you not only to trust Jesus, but to trust Him above all else.

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What's in the Bible?
What's in the Bible?

That would be a really neat tool, thanks for the suggestion. Different versions require different permissions so that's one of the things that makes that harder to create, but we will consider it. Thanks for using our verses when you can!

Valerie van Tassell
Valerie van Tassell

You know we as humans have always said if only there was a book of instructions on how to raise our children, how to live my life or how to survive pain and suffering. Well people there is and is many thousands of years old. Just pick up your BIBLE. The best and biggest book of instructions on all aspects of life. You will be surprised just how easy and how much you can learn about God, yourself and others. Try it. It will cost you nothing but time. God bless you.. God loves you and so do I.

Jerrod Tune
Jerrod Tune

Hey WITB... I would love to use these daily verses with our verse of the month that we do with our children's church. However, I am obliged to use KJV for scripture memory. Ever considered setting up s bible verse generator where we can enter the bible verse and version of preference? I would totally use it, because our kids love WITB!

Caren Beard
Caren Beard

I believe we should know what the Bible says... Although I am not the most Biblically pronounced person... I know what God says and what he desires...

Dean F. Corp
Dean F. Corp

Yes, Amen, Lord Jesus Christ...My Savior, my Shepherd...

Tony Smith
Tony Smith

AMUN RE/ Amen Ra.... The SUN, the Pineal Gland, Conceived.....! Not no son, jesus or imaginary friend....!