Daily Scripture Reading: John 1:1-9 KJV
John 1:1-9 KJV
(1) In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
(2) The same was in the beginning with God.
(3) All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
(4) In him was life; and the life was the light of men.
(5) And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.
(6) There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.
(7) The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe.
(8) He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light.
(9) That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.
Today’s Devotional Is The CLUE TO LIFE’S MAGAZINE
This MARVELOUS poem is one of the most profound studies in the Bible. It deals with the great problem that evil. We all come back to it at some point in our lives to find the answer to our life’s mysteries, the expressions of our hearts, and the solution to our mystery in the Will of God.
The supreme questions that this amazing piece of literature poses are, from the first to the last: “Can God make men love Him for Himself and not His gifts?” “Why is Evil allowed, and what role does it play in the nurturing of the soul of man?” These are questions that we have to answer. The Book of Job could be described as a compilation of our history and existence.
The first chapter is filled with valuable lessons. Parents should make a concerted effort to intercede for their children’s welfare. The great Adversary of Souls is always watching, and will accuse us before God for our unworthy motives as well as for overt sins. Our Lord’s words to Peter cannot be forgotten: “Satan requested to have you but I made supplication to thee, that your faith not fail” (Luk_22.31, R.V.). Christ did not underestimate the power of Satan, “prince of the world,” but He is our great Intercessor (Heb_4;14-16;Heb_7:25).
We must remember that God is the one who creates a shield around us, blesses what we do, and increases our material. It is important to remember that no matter what the circumstances, God will not allow us to be tempted beyond our ability to bear. It doesn’t suffice to be able to bear our sorrows without causing us pain. Our goal should not be to lose sight of our integrity but to trust God. The clue to human life’s mystery lies in the man who distinguishes between the Real, the Unreal, the Seen and Unseen.
PRAYER for Today
My heart and flesh fail: but God is my strength, my portion forever. AMEN.