"FOR GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD. . ."   (John 3:16)

“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)

But GOD COMMENDED HIS LOVE TOWARD US, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.   (Romans 5:8)
Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that HE LOVED US, and sent his Son [to be] the propitiation for our sins.   (1John 4:10)
Beloved, let us love one another: for LOVE IS OF GOD; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God,
He that loveth not knoweth not God; for GOD IS LOVE.  (1John 4:7-8)
(CAPS added are mine)

About Shofar/Liz

I have a Christian blogsite-'God's Enduring Love' at with 'Words of Encouragement from the Bible and Liz's Journal'. Also, an art blogsite-'Art with Aloha' at 'A Journal About Art and Life. I use acrylic and oil paints, graphite pencils and pen and ink.

Posted on March 20, 2014, in Enduring Love, Hearing From God And His Word and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. 2Jn 1:6 KJV
    (6) And this is love, that we walk after his commandments. This is the commandment, That, as ye have heard from the beginning, ye should walk in it.
    1Jn 5:2-3 KJV
    (2) By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments.
    (3) For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.

    • thenakedtruth2

      It appears from the context of Shofar’s post, that her center of attention is on the initiating of love BY God. He GAVE, He COMMENDED, HE loved.

      Certainly the references you cite are good, and Shofar would not argue with scripture, and she has commented on this in other posts, but Here, today, GOD loved us, WHILE we were YET sinners.

      Still good though, what God does, and what man does. I’m more interested in what He does though.worms come and go, but God abideth for ever., (I know about the sanctified worms too)

      • Joh 3:18-36 KJV
        (18) He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed “”””in the name of the only begotten Son of God”””””‘.
        (19) And this is the condemnation, (Against us!) that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.(We are born sinners and at war with God! Romans 8:7 Rom 8:7-8 KJV
        (7) Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.
        (8) So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.)

        (20) For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.
        (21) But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.
        (22) After these things came Jesus and his disciples into the land of Judaea; and there he tarried with them, and baptized.
        (23) And John also was baptizing in Aenon near to Salim, because there was much water there: and they came, and were baptized.
        (24) For John was not yet cast into prison.
        (25) Then there arose a question between some of John’s disciples and the Jews about purifying.
        (26) And they came unto John, and said unto him, Rabbi, he that was with thee beyond Jordan, to whom thou barest witness, behold, the same baptizeth, and all men come to him.
        (27) John answered and said, A man can receive nothing, except it be given him from heaven.
        (28) Ye yourselves bear me witness, that I said, I am not the Christ, but that I am sent before him.
        (29) He that hath the bride is the bridegroom: but the friend of the bridegroom, which standeth and heareth him, rejoiceth greatly because of the bridegroom’s voice: this my joy therefore is fulfilled.
        (30) He must increase, but I must decrease.
        (31) He that cometh from above is above all: he that is of the earth is earthly, and speaketh of the earth: he that cometh from heaven is above all.
        (32) And what he hath seen and heard, that he testifieth; and no man receiveth his testimony.
        (33) He that hath received his testimony hath set to his seal that God is true.
        (34) For he whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God: for God giveth not the Spirit by measure unto him.
        (35) The Father loveth the Son, and hath given all things into his hand.
        (36) He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.

      • John and Robert, I really appreciate you guys commenting on this post. I hope to continue on the unfathomable love of God and how the the Bible teaches us to love. God bless you and all those who search the scriptures for truth. -Liz

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