Nick at Night

Chilly —  March 12, 2014 — Leave a comment

Nicodemus“For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. 17 God sent his Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through him. 18 “There is no judgment against anyone who believes in him. But anyone who does not believe in him has already been judged for not believing in God’s one and only Son. 19 And the judgment is based on this fact: God’s light came into the world, but people loved the darkness more than the light, for their actions were evil. 20 All who do evil hate the light and refuse to go near it for fear their sins will be exposed. 21 But those who do what is right come to the light so others can see that they are doing what God wants.” Jn 3:16-21

In this MOST familiar verse (passage) some things are often over-looked:

  • Jesus was talking to just one person (at the time). He’s always had time for the individual.  And, this pharisee – sneaking to Jesus after hours – still mattered to Christ! …Our patient, merciful Lord communicates His central theme that’s so often lost in religion: LOVE. v. 16
  • Jesus was on a mission to SERVE & SAVE! And not just save ‘some’ but ANYONE who believes. He continually had time for the individual… still does! And, ALL can find grace in Him. v. 17
  • Judgement is our choice. Jesus‘ choice is to SAVEHe’s not a mean God, He’s a loving Savior. Yes, there will be judgement but not because He’s fierce but because He’s fair. He doesn’t send ANYONE to hell – that’s a choice we make… don’t ask ‘why hell?’ – ask‘why heaven?’ – we all deserve the first, but no one deserves the second! v. 18-20
  • IF we’re truly saved, we’re compelled to do what is right. The desire for darkness has been eradicated by His light. If you’re not seeking truth and righteousness BE CONCERNED! Like a moth at night, our lives should dance close to the fires of purity. Then, should we get too close, we will be consumed by Christ. v. 21
I was Nicodemus too… Chilly

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Chilly is a follower of Christ, husband of a queen and father of avengers. Executive Director of RevolutionYouth.co Instagram: @thechillychilton Twitter: @iChilly "I LOVE: my wife Netta, our 5 amazing kids, Buckeyes, good coffee, U2, Nike shoes, anything Apple, sushi, my dog Jack, beach vacations, sports, books & YOU!"

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