What Does John 3:17 Mean?

"For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him.

John 3:17(NASB)

Verse Thoughts

So many believers are living under condemnation. So many see God as an angry God with a big stick, watching our every movement with a frown on His face, waiting in anticipation for us to do something wrong so that He can punish us.

If only believers would take what the Word of God says literally and believe what it says, so many would not be living their lives under condemnation but would be rejoicing in the Lord. "For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through Him."

This verse follows arguably the most famous verse in the Bible which tells us: "God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish, but have eternal life."

It was out of love and not cruelty that God sent His only begotten Son into the world to die for the sin of the world, and once a sinner believes this simple truth, he is immediately saved and is NOT condemned. But how many believers continue to live the life under condemnation, simply because they do not read God's Word or believe what they read.

Let us read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest God's Word - and then believe what He says.

My Prayer

Thank You, Lord, for the Bible and for the truth that it contains. Guide me into all truth, I pray, knowing that all I need for salvation and sanctification is contained within the pages of Scripture. In Jesus' name, AMEN.

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