Bible Study & Devotional Day 120
🔴Intro to Jesus
written by: Torrie Slaughter
Today we begin the beautiful work by John. While there is a divide between which John is the author (John the son of Zebedee or John the Elder) the story does not lose its authenticity. Who is Jesus and who is He to you? That is the central question and one that sparks debates across religions. As a Trinitarian I believe in God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Well, I could go into lengthy discussions and share countless ways God speaks to me through His Word and the love I feel as I repent of unspeakable sins. Yet, God never leaves me nor forsakes me. And He is always with you.
In this moment I would like you to read John 1:1-18 and see the heart of God moving through every situation in your life. I’ve often asked myself why would God manifest Himself in human form to draw His children back to Him? And the conclusion I come away with is persevere to continue in a course of action even in the face of difficulty or with little or no prospect of success.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning. 3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.4 In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. 5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.
6 There was a man sent from God whose name was John. 7 He came as a witness to testify concerning that light, so that through him all might believe. 8 He himself was not the light; he came only as a witness to the light.
9 The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world.10 He was in the world, and though the world was made through him,the world did not recognize him. 11 He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him. 12 Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God— 13 children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God. The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.
15 (John testified concerning him. He cried out, saying, “This is the one I spoke about when I said, ‘He who comes after me has surpassed me because he was before me.’”) 16 Out of his fullness we have all received grace in place of grace already given. 17 For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. 18 No one has ever seen God, but the one and only Son, who is himself God and is in closest relationship with the Father, has made him known.
Prayer: Lord, please help us to sing of your love and justice and carefully lead godly lives. Father be with us as we conduct business, speak to friends, and stand as witnesses of your mercy. Strengthen our resolve to live Holy set apart lives to glorify you. Amen.
Torrie is a media ministry consultant who works with churches and faith driven organizations to build their ministry team. She is the Blueprint Specialist uncovering root problems to construct solutions. Want to hear more? Tune in and listen to A Daily Purpose Bible Study & Devotional a podcast by Our Given Purpose and on Fridays to Talking on Purpose with Torrie the Podcast. Torrie also hosts a YouTube channel of the same name.
This devotional was written by Torrie Slaughter the founder of Our Given Purpose® in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
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