“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.”
The observations one can draw from this famous passage of Scripture are three. First, we can state this truth, God loved this world so much. When the Bible talks of this world, it means the creation upon it, and namely mankind. Second observation is that because God loved this world so much, He gave His One and only Son for it. By Scripture, we know God gave His only Son, Jesus Christ, to leave his heavenly home, come in the form of a man, and live, die and be resurrected. Third observation we can draw from the Scripture is that whoever believes in Him should have eternal life. This means that no matter who it is, they can believe on Jesus Christ and God will save that persons soul, once and for all.
The application of this Scripture is in the nature of faith and knowledge. First, we discover the meaning of the Scripture by correctly interpreting the it which is a discipline called biblical hermeneutics. After we have correctly found what the Scripture truly means, we must have faith upon that Scripture. In this case, we must have faith, that God loves the world so much that He sent His Son from heaven to live here on earth and that He truly did this so that anybody who believed in His Son would have eternal life. We must apply the knowledge of this Scripture to our hearts by way of faith.
My prayer today is for all people upon the face of the earth, that all you call by your name will answer your call in faith so that you may save them eternally. It is my prayer that whomever reads this daily devotional blog will come to know you by knowledge, understanding, and faith that they too will get the eternal experience of heaven. Lord, we know it is by Jesus Christ only that we can be eternally saved and that no other way has been presented truthfully to man as a way of salvation other than Christ. Lord we thank you in Jesus name, Amen.