John 3:16-17 NIV2011
For God so loved 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 through him.
John began chapter three with prescient words to Nicodemus, a Pharisee. God promised a perfect sacrifice for sinners, a savior. 1John 4:10, “This is love; not that we loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.” Faith in Christ assures all who believe in Him eternal life. John 3:15, “that everyone who believes may have eternal life in him.” Christ came to save all who choose to follow. Luke 19:19, “For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.” God sent Jesus to save sinners.
When I take stock of my life, there are times I wonder why I was chosen as a child of God. Ephesians 1:4, “For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blames in his light.” Christians as well as men and women of the Bible have stood in the gap to light the way for others throughout history. I’m thankful daily that God raised many of God’s faithful to light my way. God sent Jesus to save a sinner like me.
Why would some choose not to follow Jesus?
Following Jesus together,