A Word for the World

the worldAsk 50 people the question, “What does God think about the world?”, you may get 50 different answers.

About 2000 years ago, Jesus made a statement that answered the question once and for all.

It was true before He said it, while He said, and it’s been true ever since.

One verse says it all.

A word for the world.

God – unmistakably, undeniably, without apology, God. Before the world began, God. During the world’s darkest moments, God. Who was and is and is to come, God. Known by all who earnestly and humbly seek Him, God.

So loved – valued and honored, was patient and kind, was devoted to, couldn’t live without, affectionate towards…

The world – His creation, every person, no exceptions. Every tribe, kindred, nation. Past, present, future. The good, bad, and ugly.

That He – unmistakably, undeniably, without apology, God.

Gave – without strings attached, unforced, freely distributed, bestowed, conveyed, imparted, lavished

His – unmistakably, undeniably, without apology, God’s.

Only – unique, none other, one of a kind, incomparable, inimitable, without equal, unmatched, unparalleled, unsurpassable

Son – Jesus of Nazareth, the Christ, Messiah, I Am, Alpha and Omega, The Word made flesh, the Light of the world, Savior and Lord

That whoever – His creation, every person, no exceptions. Every tribe, kindred, nation. Past, present, future. The good, bad, and ugly.

Believes – receives as true, accepts, trusts, embraces, adheres to

In Him – Jesus of Nazareth, the Christ, Messiah, I Am, Alpha and Omega, The Word made flesh, the Light of the world, Savior and Lord

Should not – won’t, can’t, impossible to do so, emphatically no way, couldn’t happen

Perish
– die, exist without God’s Presence, spend eternity in hell, suffer forever

But have – possess, own, utilize, enjoy, receive without conditions

Eternal – forever, everlasting, without end, perpetual, ageless, timeless, enduring, ongoing, God’s kind

Life – wholeness, energy, fruitfulness, purpose, being, vibrancy,
vitality, God.

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16 ESV)

Do you? Will you?