Monday, June 10, 2013

Amazing Grace

For God so love the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world thought him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed In the name of God's one and only Son.
This is the verdict: Light has some into the world, but men love darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that his deeds will be exposed. But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what he has done has been done through God.
John 3: 16-21.

Because sometimes we need a reminder. A reminder that God sent his son to take on everyone's sin - my sin, your sin - simply because he LOVES us. More than anyone else in the universe.
And also because, though John 3:16 is a wonderful verse on it's own, the rest of it - it's context - is important as a whole.
God sent his one and only son to be slaughtered because God loves us. But we love darkness instead of light. We hate the light, because the light will expose our sin. But whoever believes in God will be saved by him. Once we come into the light, others can see that we throw away our love of darkness and everything we do is done through Christ Jesus.

So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.
1 Corinthians 10: 31

1 comment:

  1. Amazing grace is right. I sure need it. The video below is one of the best illustrations I've seen of the truth shown in John 3:16-21: