Tuesday, July 05, 2011
Scripture Memorization - John 3:16
I decided that each week, since I don't have the book to tell me why the author thinks I should know it, I will pray on it, and write about it. It seemed kind of funny that the first one I decided to study was one I already knew. John 3:16
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
Most people know this one. So I decided to write it out in the NIV and the Message version. I love the message version, as my friend Becky says when reading the old testament in the Message version "it's like reading a soap opera, only better". The Message breaks it down in everyday language, it often assists me when I don't understand something.
This is how much God loved the world: He gave his Son, his one and only Son. And this is why: so that no one need be destroyed; by believing in him, anyone can have a whole and lasting life.
I mean when you can recite it by heart, I think that's great, but when I read it, certain words JUMPED off the page to me. This breaks it down... and this is why! God wasn't like 'Hey, I think I'll send my son down there, it'll be good, maybe it will help someone, it will pull them out of the pit... I'm sure a couple people will love him. Yeah, Good idea, glad I thought of it'.
NO! He said NO ONE NEED BE DESTROYED!! if you believe in Him, ANYONE can have a whole and lasting life! WOW! Now that's good!