The verse that follows

Most of us had had John 3:16 memorized in the first month of becoming a Christian; that's a verse even non-believers are probably familiar with. Sometimes we pull it out on it's own and forget to keep reading. I love verse 17 "For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him." As we think of the missional goals of our church body, I want to always remember that we are not being sent out to judge or condemn. We are sent out with a saving message of love and grace for the world.

Which are you quickest to do? I have to admit that my ability to judge grows greater as my cup empties. I can only love others when I'm full of the love and grace of Jesus Christ. We must fill up each day in order to live in the light and pour out into the darkness.

Have you already judged today? Make it your goal to share God's grace and love with someone today.

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