VERSE OF THE DAY
God showed how much he loved us by sending his one and only Son into the world so that we might have eternal life through him.
God Showed his love towards us in that he sacrificed his one and only son on the cross bringing him to earth so that we may have eternal life through him saving us from death
Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. … This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.
God sent His only son to earth to become the sacrifice that paid for all our sins. Without Jesus, no man or woman could enter heaven because we are all stained with sin. If we believe in Christ, on the other hand, we can have eternal life in heaven.
For God so loved the world, as to give his only begotten Son; that whosoever believeth in him, may not perish, but may have life everlasting. … 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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The reason is because He knew God had sent Him into the world for one reason: To become the complete and final sacrifice for our sins. … “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16).Apr 4, 2012
Jesus came to do the will of his Father in heaven. … This is the reason that Jesus came to the earth: to save his people from their sins by his life, death and resurrection. His great purpose was to restore sinners to their God so that they may have eternal life forever with him.Apr 11, 2019
What Does 1 John 4:9 Mean? ►
By this the love of God was manifested in us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world so that we might live through Him.
1 John 4:9(NASB)
The heart of God is manifest in His Spirit of love. He demonstrated His love towards man in a multitude of ways, but the incarnation of His dearly beloved Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, is the brightest and best signification of the love of God towards mankind. The love of God is not only demonstrated through Christ’s supreme sacrifice of Himself on the cross, but is also revealed in the Father, Who sent the Son of His love to be the Lamb of God Who takes away the sin of the world.
The greatest manifestation of God’s love towards a cursed world and a condemned race was shown at the appointed time, when God the Father sent His only begotten Son into the world to be the substitute for our sin. His death paid the price for our sin, so that all who believe on Him would never perish but live eternally, through Him.
Never will we understand the depth of His love for us, for it pleased the Lord to bruise Him. How could it be that the Father was willing to wound His beloved Son, to crush Him, and cause Him to suffer death on the cross so that we might live? How could it be that God the Son was wounded for our transgressions and bruised for our iniquities? It is the mystery of all mysteries, that the chastisement of our peace was upon Him, and with His stripes, we are healed.
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The greatest possible example of the love of God towards fallen man is that God loved the world so much that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes on Him would not perish but be saved. What amazing love that through faith in Him, sinners such as you and I, might be saved by grace and raised into newness of life. God’s heart is the Spirit of love and all other expressions of love towards us are eclipsed by the superlative gift of the dearly-loved Son of God.
The dimensions of God’s love are expressed in the gift of His Saviour-Son. The length and breadth and depth and height of God’s amazing love is immeasurable. His wonderful grace and inexorable love is correspondingly commensurate with the eternal death and shocking damnation, which the fallen race of sinful humanity so justly deserves. It was for love of us that He died. It was to declare a fallen sinner righteous in the sight of a holy God, that the Word became flesh and was born into His fallen creation – so that He could become sin for us.
How we glorify God for the supernatural love of the Father of our Lord Jesus, Who has blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places. It is only through His Spirit of life within, that we can be made a new creation in Christ. It is only by faith in Him that we have become a member of His mystical Body, are indwelled by the Spirit of God and are given the sufficient grace to live in newness of life.
It is only through the imputed life of Christ, which we receive at salvation, that we can live more abundantly and live eternally. It is only the new-born-again life of Christ that can enable us to say, “it is not I that live but Christ that lives in me.” It is only through the death of this perfect Man that the power of death can be forever broken, in the lives of all who believe on the only begotten and dearly beloved Son of God.
It is because of the great love of God that we were redeemed from the slave-market of sin, declared righteous in His eyes, rescued from the terrible judgement of God, we so justly deserve, and were made His children and joint-heirs with Christ. Not because of any good thing that we have done, but because of His great goodness.
This is how God’s love was revealed among us – God sent His unique Son into the world so that we might live through Him – not only in this world but in the eternal ages to come. May we never, ever hold lightly the LOVE that God has for us.
Today’s Verse: 1 John 4:9
Monday, February 26, 2018
This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him.
Thoughts on Today’s Verse…
Love is an action. The Bible stresses this truth again and again. Love must not only be spoken, it must also be shown. The beginning of love is God. He showed his love in the most sacrificial of ways so we could know our incredible value to him. The price of our adoption was the emptying of heaven of its greatest treasure, God the Son, who is our Savior.
Loving Father, thank you for adopting me into your family. I can never thank you enough nor ever repay you for your kindness, but please receive the service of my life as my ongoing thanksgiving for your grace and my small way of trying to share the love you have given me. Through my Brother and my Ransom I pray. Amen.
1 John 4:9
“In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him.”
We find the proof of God’s unilateral and unconditional love in His sending His Son into this world to die for our sin.
This phrase refers to what follows. John shows how the nature of God’s love exhibits itself in a concrete fashion.
the love of God was manifested [aorist–at a point in the past] toward us,
God’s love for His Son existed for all eternity, but He manifested His love for us by sending His Son to earth to die for our sins. God now shows how He demonstrates His love. His best demonstration is in sending His Son to die for our sins. God’s love is not motivated by any worthiness in us (Ro 5:5-9) but by His own character.
that God has sent
God “sent” His Son into the world. The word “sent” carries the idea of sent on a mission. God sent His Son on the special mission to pay for our sins (Jn 3:17,34; 5:36-37; 7:29; 8:42; 10:36; 17:3,18; 20:21). The act of sending God’s Son into the world was no passing act of sentimentality.
This phrase does not imply that Jesus was reluctant to come into the world to die for our sins. He was willing to come (Ro 5:8).
The standard of God’s love is ultimate sacrifice.
We measure the standard of God’s love by the extent to which He loved us. He loved us to the point of sacrificing His Son on the cross for our sins. This is far more than a warm feeling toward us; it is sacrificial action.
You can love people you dislike. You can love people with whom you disagree. The Bible does not say that you have to agree with all Christians, but God does say that you do have to love them. God sets the pace of sacrificial love. God’s love could not be demonstrated without sacrifice on His part. We show love, especially when we sacrifice for one another. When we sacrifice our pride or time for someone else, we demonstrate that God’s love resides in us.
God’s love for us enables us to love others. Most of us are selfish. We love ourselves; we do not give ourselves to others. We do not have time for others. We do not want to bother with other people’s problems, “I have enough problems of my own.”
What does 1 John 4:9 mean?
John condenses quite a bit of information into this verse. God revealed His love through Jesus, who John describes with some very specific details.
First, God’s love is not hidden; it was revealed. Jesus’ life and sacrifice are the ultimate proof that God truly loves His people.
Second, God sent Jesus. This uses words similar to what John wrote in his Gospel (John 3:16). Jesus didn’t merely appear to us, or visit us. He was “sent” with a purpose and for a reason.
Third, Jesus is the only Son of God. This uses the Greek word monogenē, which means “one and only.” It also speaks to Jesus’ divine nature. The term means something of the “exact same nature,” meaning Jesus is not a creation of God, but shares an identical divine nature.
Fourth, Jesus came to our world. This implies more than the fact that He was born as a man. This also includes the idea that He existed before He came to earth. Jesus was not created. Jesus was in the beginning with God and is God (John 1:1).
John also shares the reason Jesus was sent: “so that we might live through him.” Jesus came to give us life. This includes eternal life (John 3:16) and an abundant, “abiding” life now. In John 10:10 Jesus taught, “I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.” A person experiences life at its fullest only by believing in Jesus and living for Him.
First John 4:7–10 returns to the theme of love. Here, John explains how true, godly love in a person’s life is a sign of being born again. Those who truly love God will act on that love, towards other people. Those who don’t demonstrate love have no fellowship with God, at minimum. Love is something God showed us first, by sending Christ. Our love for Him is ultimately rooted in His original love for us. We are again reminded that true love involves acting, not just feeling.
Chapter 4 warns Christians not to accept every claim they hear. Instead, believers are to compare what they hear to the basic truths of the gospel. John then returns to the theme of love, explaining how believer ought to live out the presence of God’s love in their lives. In addition, living according to God’s love takes away our fear of judgment. In no uncertain terms, those who claim to love God, but hate others, are liars