Touch here for today’s reading 1 John 3:10-24
As you read today’s passage, just accept the very simple, clear truths here. Like the brilliant Epiphany star that shines the brighter because if it is set against the black of night, so does John make contrasts between light and darkness, death and life, love and hate.
I’m reminded of one of my favorite passages in the Old Testament: Deuteronomy 30. Both Moses and John are near the end of their lives, so their instructions are very clear. In Deuteronomy 30:19 Moses says, “I am offering you life or death, blessings or curses. Now, choose life! Then you and your children may live.” John expresses it this way in verse 14: “We know we have left death and have come into life because we love each other. Whoever does not love is still dead.”
Which way will you go today—toward life, or toward death? Stop at moments of transition in your day. Perhaps like an astronaut, you may need “mid-course” correction!
Thursdays are dedicated to the New Testament except the Gospels.
In the season of Advent to Epiphany, we read the letters of John and Jude.
This is a sample of a new version of The Bible Through the Seasons as a daily family devotion. An ebook is planned. I’ll keep you posted! –Pastor Nick