God’s Love Revealed

1 John 4:9–In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him.

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Love manifested–God’s love that He has for us, was revealed and made clear to mankind.  It was made apparent in plain sight for all to see and to the mind for all to understand.  However we must open our eyes, gaze upon it, and behold it. We must open our minds to receive what it really means.  Jesus spoke of the multitudes saying, “Seeing they see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand” (Matthew 13:13).

The act of God’s love for us–God sent His only begotten Son into the world.  “For God SO loved us that He gave His only begotten son” (John 3:16).  God sent Jesus into the world as an expression of His love for us.  Jesus was God’s love gift to us.  He sent Him that we might live through Him.  This living refers to spiritual, eternal living.  Jesus said, “I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly” (John 10:10).  John 3:16 says that God sent Jesus into the world that we should have eternal life.  This is a life that does not end.  God also tells us in John 3:16 that the way to receive this eternal life is by believing in Jesus.

If you have never done so, I urge you to believe in Jesus Christ, and receive this eternal life in all of its abundance.