John 3:16 - LOVE SUPREME!
John 3:16: LOVE SUPREME!
John 3:16 (KJV) 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.
John 3:16 (AMP) For God so greatly loved and dearly prized the
world that He [even] gave up His only begotten (unique) Son, so that
whoever believes in (trusts in, clings to, relies on) Him shall not
perish (come to destruction, be lost) but have eternal (everlasting)
This is a beloved verse for many Christians. Perhaps that's
because this short sentence sums up the Gospel so well.
I once heard a speaker give an excellent word-by-word
treatise on John 3:16. God (the greatest Giver) so loved (the greatest
motive) the world (which has the greatest spiritual poverty) that he
gave (the greatest act of all) his only Son (the greatest gift), that
whosoever (the all-time greatest invitation) believes in him (the greatest
opportunity) should not perish (the greatest deliverance) but have eternal
life (the greatest joy).
In one short verse, we meet the greatest Giver who has the
highest motive to meet the most exacting demands of justice by the most
powerful act of giving. His is the most breath-taking invitation for the
greatest deliverance from the worst of hells to the highest of joys -
eternal fellowship with God.
Most striking is how sinful and wicked "whoever" is in this
verse! It makes John 3:16 all the more astounding. And so, "...God
demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ
died for us" (Romans 5:8). Later on, Romans 8:32 expounds on his
love, for "He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us
all - how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all
Meditate on the words of this time-honored hymn...
"Could we with the ink the ocean fill and were the skies of
Were every stalk on earth a quill and every man a scribe by trade
To write the love of God above would drain the ocean dry,
Nor could the scroll contain the whole tho stretched from sky to
Lord, I humbly bow my knee before you today - what great
love you have for sinful man!" [Joni Eareckson Tada Daily Devotional:
http://www.joniandfriends.org/daily-devotional] *hymn: The Love of God by Frederick Lehman.
BEAUTIFUL MUSIC VIDEO FOR CONTEMPLATION
If That Isn't Love by Dottie Rambo " a SDA Gospel Song.
LINKS FOR FURTHER STUDY ON THIS PASSAGE
LINKS WORTH CHECKING OUT
Most Important Decision in Life:
Importance of Choice:
http://creationhealth.com/CREATION-Health/Choice [click on video]
Seeking God Made Real: http://vimeo.com/31489782
Music Devotional On Christian Living:
LINKS FOR BIBLE STUDY
Lifting Up Jesus Bible Studies: http://www.liftingupjesus.net/
Amazing Facts Bible Studies:
Discover Bible Studies: http://studies.itiswritten.com/discover/
LINKS FOR PROPHECY SEMINARS:
Revelation Today by Pastor John Bradshaw:
Prophecies Decoded by Pastor Ron Clouzet: