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. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved (John 3:16-17 KJV).
For God So Loved
Webster defines savior as one that saves from danger or destruction; one who brings salvation.
I would say both definitions describe our Savior.
This month we celebrate love. But it’s not the love we have, or should have, for one another I wish to talk about, but the incredible love God has for us!
According to Paul in his letter to the Romans, God loved us while we were yet sinners.
But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us (Romans 5:8 KJV).
I love that scripture! Many think we must clean up before we show up. We must stop doing this or that before we begin the journey to the cross. Not so. We come as we are, and He does the cleaning. He alone makes it possible for us to become sons and daughters.
However, the choice to become sons and daughters is ours alone. The story in John 4 reminds us that no one can make that decision for us.
And said unto the woman, Now we believe, not because of thy saying: for we have heard him ourselves, and know that this is indeed the Christ, the Saviour of the world (John 4:42 KJV).
As you can see, the Sychar residents made their own decision.
Hope of Salvation
For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord (Luke 2:11 KJV).
Savior: one that saves from danger or destruction; one who brings salvation.
God sent His Son because we needed a Savior to save us from our sins. Through Him, we have hope of eternal life.
I’m so glad I heard the good news of Jesus, and his truth brought me the hope of salvation.
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What is your favorite scripture on God’s love for us?
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11 thoughts on “For God So Loved”
Beautiful post, Gail. Gosh, it’s hard to pick just one scripture. One I’ve been meditating on lately is 1 John 4:7-8.
Jill, that scripture is a great measuring stick for our spiritual relationship with each other and with Him. Thanks for sharing.
This is beautiful! I have so many scriptures from the book of John that I love. But mind is muse right. There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. John 15:13
And that is what he did for us. He gave His life for us even when we did not deserve it.
Thank you for sharing that scripture. I love that one too. It’s like a mirror. Showing us what Jesus did for us and what we should do for others. Thanks for stopping in and sharing. 💞
I love this post. My favorite image your words created is that of a person going to Jesus on the cross as he is, and Jesus taking care of the cleaning. So beautiful!
Thanks, Nicole. I hadn’t thought of that picture. Thank you for sharing it!
You can’t put it any plainer than that.
My fav Scripture on God’s love is this one. John 3:16. This is the first Scripture my Daddy taught me when I was a young girl. Precious memories of Daddy reading the Bible.
It was the first one I learned too, Mimi! Thanks for sharing!
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