Continuing the date thing this week, it seemed that since today was March 16, it would be appropriate to just examine a few famous three sixteens. I mean its a number that has been hung in stadiums all over the world. But did you know that In-N-Out burger prints the number on the bottom of their paper cups? And of course we all remember Tim Tebow adding a reference to his eyeblack.(Which is now banned by the NCAA!) Max Lucado has even used the numbers for the title of one of his books.
So with that, here is the famous reference:
16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. John 3:16-17 (New International Version, ©2011)
and then there’s this lesser know three sixteen from Colossians, that tells of a great way to spend today
16 Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. Colossians 3:16 (New International Version, ©2011)
Admonish others on three sixteen!