God so loved the world; do you?

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.

God loved the world….not just those of us who have chosen to receive Him but everyone.  It grieves me when I hear the unsaved say a loving God wouldn’t send so many to hell.  My good out ways the bad.

How do we convince the World?
John 13:35
By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.

If we learn to love as the Lord loves, perhaps we will see and experience His glory.

John 17:22-24
And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one:   I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me.  Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world.

What is this glory….it is explained various ways:
●    Abundance, wealth, treasure, and hence honour
●    Honour, dignity
●    Splendour, brightness, majesty
●    The glorious moral attributes, the infinite
perfections of  God.
●    The bliss of heaven
●     “Give God the praise”  is an adjuration to confess. They    are equivalent to, “Confess that you are an impostor,” “Give God the glory by speaking the truth;” for they denied that a miracle had been wrought.   John 9:24  (they did not believe the healed blind man)

Give God the glory. …SPEAK THE TRUTH. ..live the truth. ..if we could learn to love like Jesus.   That means be willing to accept their sickness,  accept their fears, failures….love unconditionally.

Be willing to die for them.  (whosoever needs what we have to give).   Are you willing to die or get cancer be lame or blind.  When we are I believe we will see signs, wonders and miracles.

John 15:13
Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

Lord help me to be that man.

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