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Daily Fountain Devotional 22 January 2024 – Look Up To Jesus Today

Daily Fountain Devotional 22 January 2024 – Look Up To Jesus Today
Daily Fountain Devotional 22 January 2024

Read Daily Fountain Devotional 22 January 2024, Monday Daily Reading Devotional for The Anglican Communion

TOPIC: Look Up To Jesus Today

TEXT: John 3: 1-21(NKJV)
3:1. There was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews.
3:2. This man came to Jesus by night and said to Him, “Rabbi, we know that You are a teacher come from God; for no one can do these signs that You do unless God is with him.”
3:3. Jesus answered and said to him, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”

3:4. Nicodemus said to Him, “How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother’s womb and be born?”
3:5. Jesus answered, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.

3:6. “That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
3:7. “Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’
3:8. “The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from and where it goes. So is everyone who is born of the Spirit.”

3:9. Nicodemus answered and said to Him, “How can these things be?”
3:10. Jesus answered and said to him, “Are you the teacher of Israel, and do not know these things?
3:11. “Most assuredly, I say to you, We speak what We know and testify what We have seen, and you do not receive Our witness.

3:12. “If I have told you earthly things and you do not believe, how will you believe if I tell you heavenly things?
3:13. “No one has ascended to heaven but He who came down from heaven, [that is,] the Son of Man who is in heaven.

3:14. “And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up,
3:15. “that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.
3:16. “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
3:17. “For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.

3:18. “He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
3:19. “And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.

3:20. “For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed.
3:21. “But he who does the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be clearly seen, that they have been done in God.”

STUDY: The Lord reminded Nicodemus of the bronze snake in the wilderness to help him (and us) link the story to the offering up of Jesus on the cross for the salvation of those who believe in him. In both stories, the people were in danger of death because of their sins and we see God providing the agent of salvation (the bronze serpent and His Son). However, while a look at the lifted bronze snake prolonged their physical life, a look at the lifted Christ makes eternal life possible.

Friend, if you are still in sin, you are under divine condemnation and in danger of eternal death. You need to be rescued so you can spend eternity with God. God loves you and has made a provision for your rescue and salvation by giving His Son – that by looking up to him by faith, you will be saved and not be condemned. This same God of love will send the same Jesus a second time to judge the world for sin. Have you trusted him for your salvation? What is the first thing you do each morning? Do you look at the news, social media, your problems and trials, or do you look up to Jesus that you may live eternally?

PRAYER: Lord, help me to make a new commitment to look up to Jesus for encouragement, hope and salvation, Amen.

THOUGHT FOR TODAY: Cast all your worries on Me, for I really care about you. 1 Peter 5:7

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