A Lamp to my Feet: John 3:16

This week we are looking at a verse that is familiar to anyone who owns a Bible or has ever set foot in a church building or attending a revival of some kind: John 3:16.

John 3:16 (ESV)

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. 

The reason I chose this verse for this week is because we (in the United States) celebrate Thanksgiving this week. While we have a lot of things to be thankful for, especially in this country, the one thing that all Christians should reflect on this week is the Love that God demonstrated towards us by putting his Son on the cross. Even this exercise, of thinking of what God did for us in that moment, is overdone in churches today. It has become an exercise that is meaningless, unfortunately.

I encourage you to take advantage of the short verse this week, and one that you probably already have memorized, and do an in-depth study of it. You will be surprised at how much meaning is packed into those twenty-four words. Through your study of the verse I hope that it’s truth becomes even more real to you today and will begin to show you just how amazing God’s Love is.

I look forward to reading your findings as you share them later in the week.

Have fun!!

Lamp to my Feet Reminder – Job 5:8-11

Today is the final day for us to be taking a look at Job 5:8-11. Were you able to get it memorized this week? I hope that you were able to, and I also hope that through your meditation on this verse each day you were able to learn from it. What stood out to you? What does this verse mean, and what is the application? (Notice I did not ask what the passage meant to you, but what it meant. What is the meaning that God wrote into this passage? Once you have the meaning, what is the application (which should apply to the original audience and you). Just a quick Bible study lesson).

If you weren’t able to get it memorized, no worries. Take a few minutes to read over the passage below.

Job 5:8-11 (ESV)

As for me, I would seek God,
and to God would I commit my cause,

who does great things and unsearchable,
marvelous things without number:

he gives rain on the earth
and sends waters on the fields;

he sets on high those who are lowly,
and those who mourn are lifted to safety.

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