|Today’s Scripture: 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|
|How much does God love us? A quick run-through of the Bible shows how bad we truly are.
This describes the situation we are in when we are born into this world with our sin nature. Yet despite all of this, God loved us enough to send His Son to die in our place.
John 15:13 says, “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends,” and yet, Romans 5:8-10 shows how God went further than man ever could. “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.”
Christ died for us while we were yet sinners and enemies of God. His death provided the payment for our sins so we could go to Heaven. God loved you so much that while you were a sinner, He was willing to give up His Son for you. As Jesus Himself said, “that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
If you have never trusted Him before, accept His gift of eternal life today!
Devotional by Dr. James A. Scudder