A Lamp to My Feet Reminder – John 3:16


This past week we had the pleasure to take a look at a short verse, compared to the passages we have been working on, which is also an extremely fascinating verse. I don’t want to steal any of your thunder, so I’ll hold off on getting preachy on what I love about this verse and learned from it and save it for another time. But one thing that is incredible about this verse is that God sent his Son, his one and only Son, to the earth. Just thinking about that part of the verse itself is unfathomable, but true.  
I invite you to share your findings on John 3:16 in the comments below. What does this verse mean? What did you learn? What stands out to you? 
 
If you didn’t get a chance to complete this week’s “challenge” feel free to take a look at our verse this week below and comment with what you love most about this verse. 
 

John 3:16 (ESV) 

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
 
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3 thoughts on “A Lamp to My Feet Reminder – John 3:16

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  2. I was able to memorize last week’s verse due to the fact it’s the most popular and up until your previous entry on Predestination, I really never gave its real meaning any thought.

    “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.”

    From the above verses, in context, the verse to me is saying God loved the world so much that He gave His only Son, made the ultimate sacrifice so we could have eternal life.

    And them came your post on Predestination & it was this particular statement that changed my perspective and view on John 3:16:

    “So, while God loved the world so much that he sent his Son (John 3:16), Christ’s mission was not to save the entire world from their sin. No, Christ’s mission was to redeem those whom he predestined to redeem through his death on the cross.”

    When you look that verse, not only is the context taken into account, but it also puts another spin on how I originally read the verse. Most people do not talk about “No, Christ’s mission was to redeem those whom He predestined through His death on the cross.” Most people do not think about it in that way, I didn’t.

    This is why context and studying the Word as it is written is important. You can spin any verse into your own way of thinking, but if you actually rip into the verse, it completely floors me what the verse really means in its entirety.

    I have more thoughts about Predestination that I will touch on later. Not to keep stretching the topic any further, but you’d be surprised at how much information is out there about this topic and how people view it, debate it, and detest it.

    This again is why context is important.

    Thank you again for doing this. I’ve definitely been challenged in the sense that I’ve challenged myself to understand what the Word of God is saying in the way it is written, and not in my own way of thinking. 🙂

    • WHOA! Best comment ever!! I am so happy to see that you are being “floored” by reading the Word in the context that it is in and interpreting from there!! This is awesome. Keep up the great work and great attitude!

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