Tuesday, February 21, 2012

John 3:16

John 3:16; "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".

This Scripture tells us of God's great love for the world. God's love is more than enough to love the entire world. He doesn't love just a few people but the entire world. Even though we have sinned He still loves us.

God gave His only Son, Jesus Christ as an offering for sin on the cross. He chose to give, He didn't have to, He wasn't forced to but it was because of His great love for the world that He gave His Son.

We must have a sure conviction that Jesus is God's Son and that He is the only Savior for the lost.

We should want to fellowship with the Lord and to be obedient to Him.

We need a trust in Christ that He is both able and willing to bring us to salvation and to have fellowship with God.

God doesn't want anyone to perish; some simply forget the word is there; perhaps it is because it lets us know the dreadful reality of eternal punishment.

Everlasting life means eternal life, a gift God gives to us when we are born again. This is a divine way of life that frees us from the power of sin and our adversary (Satan) which removes us from what are simply earthly happenings in order for us to know God.

Knowing what God has given us shouldn't we want to return His love and have fellowship with Him along with being obedient? I know I love Him with all of my heart and I want to always to have fellowship with Him and to be obedient to Him. Yes, at times it is hard to be obedient especially when He wants me to do something and it is unfamiliar and I am not sure I will be able to do it. When I pray about it God will usually let me know He is right there with me to help me, if He wants me to do it He will give me away to do it.

Blessings to all of you and may you always know the love, joy, and peace of the Lord!


Debi said...

What a glorious gift God gave us!! What kind of love He must have for us!!

Thank you for this reminder of His great love!

Jenifer said...

Knowing the sacrifice He made for me, how can I not want t o have fellowship with Him!? Great thoughts today!