“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.”
Which could also be stated, “because God”. God here is the Creator of the universe, Creator of all life, the Almighty Father.
So loved the world
In other words, loved the world so much. Are you in the world? Then this is for you and every one around you. Notice it doesn’t say, loved the ones who earned it or only certain guys.
That He gave
We’re talking about something that is given to us by God, not earned.
His only Son
This refers to Jesus and solely to Jesus. God’s only son. He has no other.
Open to the world but now referring to an individual
Believes in Him
Who’s Him? That would be Jesus, God’s only Son given to us. Receive Him.
Should not perish but have eternal life.
No death (hell) but eternal life (heaven)
The Creator of life loves you and everyone around you so much that He gave you Jesus and if you receive Jesus, you will not go to hell, but rather to heaven.
-An assignment for this week:
Read this verse each day. Pray. Ask God to help you understand. Set your phone alarm each day for 3:16 and answer the alarm with a short shout out of thanks to God asking Him for understanding. Give it a chance. Do it from your heart.
Jeremiah 29:13 says: You will seek Me and find Me, when you seek Me with all your heart.
For further thoughts, check out our blog titled: “A Knock at the Door”