Daily Devotional: August 19, 2023 – 1 John 5:12

“He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life.” – 1 John 5:12

Thoughts on Today’s Verse

In today’s reflections, we explore a cornerstone verse from the Bible – 1 John 5:12. This verse confronts us with a profound simplicity that continually calls us back to the foundational truths of our faith.

In our daily rush, it’s so easy to lose ourselves in the hustle and bustle of life. We can get so wrapped up in our tasks, chasing deadlines and material pursuits, that we sometimes forget what truly matters. Reading 1 John 5:12, we are reminded that the true essence of life lies not in our earthly possessions or achievements but in our relationship with the Son of God, Jesus Christ.

It doesn’t matter how much wealth we accumulate, the awards and accolades we win, or the size of our social networks. Without Christ, these things are as futile as chasing the wind. If we possess Christ, we possess life—in all its fullness and abundance. This might not always mean a life without struggle, but a life steeped in love, grace, peace, joy, and hope.

Today, let’s make a pledge to keep our hearts fixed on this ultimate truth, reminding ourselves each day that life is in the Son.

My Prayer…

Dear Heavenly Father,

As we navigate our daily lives, we ask that You remind us of the profound truth in 1 John 5:12. Let us always remember that life is in Your Son, Jesus Christ, and not in worldly successes. When we lose sight of what truly matters, gently guide us back.

Fill our lives with love, peace, and hope, indicative of a life lived with Christ. Make us bearers of this truth, reflecting Christ’s life within us in all we do. Help us hold this promise close to our hearts as we journey on our spiritual path.


6 thoughts on “Daily Devotional: August 19, 2023 – 1 John 5:12”

    • Amen! Truly, the grace we receive through our faith is a source of infinite comfort. Blessed to have you in our community, Paula!🥰

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