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Read: John 3:36
Listen: John 3

Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God’s wrath remains on them. John 3:36

What can Moses conclude about God’s character from their conversation? Is he loving or just? Compassionate or angry? Gracious or wrathful? He is the perfect fulfillment of all these traits. He desires to be in perfect union with his creation. God longs for his people to turn away from wickedness and choose his righteousness. “…maintaining love to thousands, and forgiving wickedness, rebellion and sin” (Exodus 34:7). God demonstrates perfect justice and love through his son. Jesus’s death on the cross paid the debt of sin. Though he was perfect, he took on the punishment of sin to reconcile all to God. The character of God is demonstrated through the life and death of Jesus Christ.

This incredible gift requires a response. As the Apostle John taught, we either believe in Jesus and receive eternal life or we reject him and live under his wrath (John 3:36). God’s ultimate desire is to forgive us, but because he is perfectly just, the debt of sin must be paid. He can’t overlook sin because it separates us from him. All we must do is take hold of the grace he extended to us, accept his sacrifice, and follow him. We can trust him because he already sacrificed himself on our behalf.

TODAY: If you haven’t accepted the sacrifice of Jesus on your behalf, you can do so today and receive salvation. Pray: “Jesus, thank you for your sacrifice on the cross. I confess that I have sinned against you, and I ask for forgiveness. I give my life to you and trust that you will direct my paths.” If you have already received salvation, thank Jesus for his grace and recommit yourself to following his example.


Read Psalm 110. Highlight anything that points to Jesus. Consider how the author of Hebrews points to Jesus as our high priest (Hebrews 5:5-10).