Daily Bible Reading “Greater Love” (John 15:13)

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Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from John 15:13. “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” As we, in the US, celebrate Memorial Day, we think of all those who have sacrificed their life for our freedom.

Many have given so much of themselves, because of their love for their country, so that we could be free. They have sacrificed their time. They have sacrificed time with their families. Some have given the ultimate sacrifice and given their life in pursuit of our freedom.

The greatest sacrifice of all is that of Jesus Christ who died on the cross, not only for our country, but for the whole world. The Bible tells us in John 3:16 that God so loved the world that he gave his only son so that we may have eternal life.

As we celebrate Memorial Day let’s show our love and appreciation for those who have sacrificed so much for our freedom. Let’s also celebrate the sacrifice that Jesus Christ gave on the cross for us.

If you have not accepted Jesus’ sacrifice for your sin, do so today. It will not only change your life now, but it will change your life for all eternity.


Daily Bible Reading:

John 15:13

13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

John 3:16-18

16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.


Things to think about:

  • Why would someone sacrifice so much for freedom?
  • What kind of person does it take to give so much for the sake of others?
  • Why did God give His son for us?
  • How can we accept this sacrifice for our sins?


Prayer of the Day:

Dear Heavenly Father,

As we think of those who have sacrificed their life for our freedom we are grateful. But even more than that we are overjoyed for the gift of salvation that You gave us through Your Son, Jesus Christ. Help us to show our love for others and our gratitude for those who have sacrificed so much for us. Help us to share the love of Jesus Christ with others. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.


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