In John 3, the disciples of John the Baptist feel threatened by Jesus. After all, their followers seem to be following Him now. John sets them straight and tells them how wonderful it is to follow Jesus...
John the Baptist was sent by God to prepare a way for the work and words of Jesus Christ. God gave John insight into Jesus' identity and purpose - that He wasn't just another normal teacher, but He is the Son of God!
"The Father loves the Son extravagantly. He turned everything over to him so he could give it away—a lavish distribution of gifts. That is why whoever accepts and trusts the Son gets in on everything, life complete and forever! And that is also why the person who avoids and distrusts the Son is in the dark and doesn’t see life. All he experiences of God is darkness, and an angry darkness at that.” John 3:34-36 [MSG]
This passage teaches us that when we are in relationship with Jesus, our lives are rich with blessing. Here are 3 things we receive through relationship with Jesus:
Lavish Gifts from the Father
Light to See God More Clearly
Thank You, God, for the amazing gift of Your Son, Jesus!