“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life” – John 3:16
LIGHT FOR NOW: God’s plan for man is that all men should be saved.
Salvation is a free gift of God to man. There is no exclusion when it comes to the issue of salvation (Titus 2:11). It is made available for all irrespective of your colour, race or tribe. Salvation is not meant for only those already chosen by God. God is not a partial God. Our text for today shows that “whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life”. Eternal life is for all that believe. John 1:12 also tells us “But as many as received Him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God; even to them that believe on his name”. The qualification for salvation is to believe. Although some people may argue that salvation is for those predestined by election. They fail to understand that predestination by election is premised on foreknowledge. This is to say that we are predestined to be saved or condemned based on the foreknowledge of God depending on whether we will accept the gospel or not.
In Romans 8:29-30, Apostle Paul tells us by the Holy Spirit, “For whom he did foreknow, he also predestinate to be conformed to the image of his son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. Moreover, whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified”. Notice the first line of the above scripture. You will see that it is those “whom he did foreknow” that “he also did predestinate”. Therefore, in salvation, it is foreknowledge before predestination.
INSTRUCTION: Believe and be saved.
PRAYER: Lord, I thank you for your love for me which made you die for my sins so I might be saved, in Jesus Name!
QUOTE: In salvation, it is foreknowledge before predestination.
DAILY BIBLE READING: MORNING: EXODUS CHAPTER 21; EVENING: LUKE CHAPTER 9