We live in a world where too often the it is exclaimed “I want this, I want that and so on”. However, we must all take a moment and ponder JOHN 3:16!
Yes; take a moment today and read slowly every word, and we soon come to realize the paramount significance to the word “Gave” because JESUS CHRIST GAVE HIS LIFE FOR THE SINS OF THE WORLD!
“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).
“[FOR SCARCELY FOR A RIGHTEOUS MAN WILL ONE DIE]: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die. But God [COMMENDETH HIS LOVE TOWARD US, IN THAT, WHILE WE WERE YET SINNERS, CHRIST DIED FOR US]” (Romans 5:7-8)
“[FOR ALL HAVE SINNED, AND COME SHORT OF THE GLORY OF GOD]; Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus” (Romans 3:23-24).
“[SO CHRIST WAS ONCE OFFERED TO BEAR THE SINS OF MANY]; and [UNTO THEM THAT LOOK FOR HIM SHALL HE APPEAR THE SECOND TIME WITHOUT SIN UNTO SALVATION]” (Hebrews 9:28).
Therefore, every human being would be wise to come to REPENTANCE OF SINS AND FOLLOW JESUS CHRIST before it is TOO LATE (Daniel 12:2) (Matthew 24:36) (Revelation 11:18).
“I acknowledged my sin unto thee, and mine iniquity have I not hid. I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the LORD; and thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin. Selah.
For this shall every one that is godly pray unto thee in a time when thou mayest be found: surely in the floods of great waters they shall not come nigh unto him” (Psalm 32:5-6).
“But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach; [THAT IF THOU SHALT CONFESS WITH THY MOUTH THE LORD JESUS, AND SHALT BELIEVE IN THINE HEART THAT GOD HATH RAISED HIM FROM THE DEAD, THOU SHALT BE SAVED]. For [WITH THE HEART MAN BELIEVETH UNTO RIGHTEOUSNESS]; and [WITH THE MOUTH CONFESSION IS MADE UNTO SALVATION]” (Romans 10:8-10).