Daily Devotional

Pactolus Baptist Church

Daily Devotional

By Pastor Jerry Teboe






1 John 3:1-2


Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knows us not, because it knew him not. 


          What a blessing to think of the love of God.  (God’s love for us is unique. 1John_3:1 may be translated, “Behold, what peculiar, out-of-this-world kind of love the Father has bestowed on us.” While we were His enemies, God loved us and sent His Son to die for us!) copied

We do not dwell deeply enough on God’s love to make us change the way we live.  His love is “peculiar” in the sense that it is an out-of-the-world kind of love.  He loved us when we did not love Him.  Not only did we not love Him, but we were also His enemies at that time.  Romans 5:8 says, But God commendeth (demonstrated) his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. 

          John 1:12 is another verse that demonstrates God’s love.  It says, But as many as received him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name.  That God would allow us to become His sons and daughters is unbelievable!   The God of the universe, our Creator, loves us with such an intimate and personal love and has invited us to become His children.  This is more than we can comprehend. 

We who are believers should let His amazing love become such an overwhelming force in our lives that shows the world the wonderful, amazing, loving God and Heavenly Father that we have. 

          God’s love should change us!  We ought to be deeply in love with the Lord because He loved us so deeply.  He has made us His children, and besides that, He has given us eternal life so that we can be with Him forever.  Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: Amen!!!!


Bible Reading for the Year

June 22nd, Proverbs 30-31

June 23rd, 1 Kings 12-14


 Prayer Needs


This is VBS Sunday!!

The children will be sharing the exciting time

they had in VBS this week.

Come and be a blessing to them as they bless you!


Please pray for Florence Parkhill.  She is in the hospital and is waiting on the biopsy results.  Please keep her in your prayers.


Please pray for Liz Daughtery. She is back in the Rehab center in room 208.  She sends everyone her love and thanks you for your prayers.


Pray for Shirley Deans.  She is on oxygen full time and is doing well on it.  Please pray that she can continue to improve.


Pray for our nation to come back to God (2 Chronicles 7:14).


Pray for Israel and pray for the peace of Jerusalem!



Pray for our Missionaries!


Sue Singleton and the mission in Cambodia.

Dr. Joe Jordan and the CBM (Cross and Bible Ministries.)

Travis and Caroline Fennessy – IBM missionaries to Southeast Asia.

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