There is darkness all around us in this world. We see it on the news, social media, our relationships, and even in our own hearts. These verses teach me that God’s judgment is not based on our past sin but on our inability to believe that Jesus came to pay the price for all of our sins. Jesus came to save, not to condemn. It is our sin that condemns us. It is our sin that blinds us from seeing what Jesus really came to do. Jesus did not come to condemn but to save us from our sins and the darkness of this world. Father, this morning I thank you for coming to save us and for not leaving us in darkness but for being the true Light that overcomes the darkness. May your Holy Spirit lead us to do what is true, and may our lives glorify you, Jesus. Amen.
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. 18 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. 19 And this is the judgment: the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light because their works were evil. 20 For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his works should be exposed. 21 But whoever does what is true comes to the light, so that it may be clearly seen that his works have been carried out in God.”