“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God.”
- Jesus came not for condemnation, but for salvation. He did not come to wave evidence of our sins in front of us and hope we get better, but to save us from the consequences of our sins by taking the punishment for us. Grasp the love poured out in these two verses of scripture and love Jesus back. God’s desire is not to punish us, but to save us. He does not want us to get to know Him when we die, but He wants to start that relationship with us now. To benefit from a gift, it must be received and applied to what it was intended. Many claim to have received the gift of salvation but they hide this gift in the closet and mix in with the world hoping conversations about the gift do not come up. When this happens, it is not a relationship. Knowledge of Jesus without a relationship with Him is futile. Accept Jesus, develop a relationship with Him, and share Him with the world around you. There is no hope for anyone who rejects Jesus Christ as the risen Lord. The tomb is empty. He died for us!
- Have you asked Jesus to come into your heart and change you?
John 3:36 “Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God’s wrath remains on them.”