4th Sunday of Lent : 14th March 2021

Daily Word Of God

John 3:14-19

Jesus said to Nicodemus: ‘The Son of man must be lifted up as Moses lifted up the serpent in the desert, so that everyone who believes may have eternal life in him. Yes, God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not be lost but may have eternal life. For God sent his Son into the world not to condemn the world, but so that through him the world might be saved.

‘No one who believes in him will be condemned; but whoever refuses to believe is condemned already, because he has refused to believe in the Name of God’s only Son. On these grounds is sentence pronounced: that though the light has come into the world men have shown they prefer darkness to the light because their deeds were evil.’

Today's Pointers on God's Word

As you read the passage what words, phases or meanings caught your attention?

  • God’s love for us, His children, is inexhaustible and infinite. The pain that God must have felt to see His Son crucified must have been truly great… but because He loves us all so much, He endures it all to save us.


  • In return, how do we show Jesus that we truly believe in Him?  We do so through our actions and deeds of helping the sick, lonely and oppressed, and keeping the Lord’s commandments.


  • Those who abandon such people to their suffering, and those who stray from the Word of God cannot expect to be saved because they ‘prefer darkness to the light’.