His One And Only Son

VERSE OF THE DAY

John 3:17 (New Living Translation)

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God sent his Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through him.

When God thought through his plans he knew the only thing that could save mankind was the sacrifice of his son to save all his children us out of love he didn’t come to condemn us or judge us but to save and love us through salvation and love by his son Jesus Christ

“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.

What Does John 3:17 Mean? ►

For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.

John 3:17(ESV)

Verse Thoughts

So many believers are living under condemnation. So many see God as an angry God with a big stick, watching our every movement with a frown on His face – waiting in anticipation for us to do something wrong, so that He can punish us.

If only believers would take what the word of God says literally and BELIEVE what it says – so many would not be living their lives under condemnation but would be rejoicing in the Lord…for God did NOT send His Son into the world in order to condemn the world, but to SAVE the world – through Christ.

It was out of love and not cruelty that God sent His only begotten Son into the world to die for the sin of the world – and once a sinner believes this simple truth he is immediately saved and is NOT condemned. But how many believers continue to live the life under condemnation – simply because they do not read God’s word or believe what they read.

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Let us read, mark, learn and inwardly digest God’s Word – and then believe what He says.

My Prayer

Thank You Lord for the Bible and for the truth that it contains. Guide me into all truth I pray- knowing that all I need for salvation and sanctification is contained within the pages of Scripture, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN

Source: https://dailyverse.knowing-jesus.com/john-3-17

John 3:17 Meaning of I Did Not Come to Condemn the World

Oct 4, 2020 by Editor in Chief

John 3:17
“For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.”

Explanation and Commentary of John 3:17

Coming on the tails of the most memorized Bible verse in the Western world (Jn 3:16), this verse tells us something important about the way Christ viewed his own mission. He was not here to condemn the world. One obvious reason is that the world is already condemned (Jn 3:36). Just like in the days of Noah, there is sure destruction for sin and sinfulness from a holy and righteous God, whose character does not allow for any other position towards injustice, perversion, and rebelliousness which so permeates the world in its fallen state. And just like the mercy of God for his elect, Noah and his family, God has set aside the Church to be objects of mercy. Just like he instructed Noah to build an ark, he has sent his one and only Son to save those who would believe. Not to push the metaphor too far; just like Noah and his family had to choose to get on the boat, those who would be saved must put their faith in Jesus to save them from the “wrath to come” (1 Thes 1:10).

This is more merciful than most people ever grasp because in our sinful nature, we just cannot accept that what we are doing is wrong and offensive to the Creator for objective moral reasons. Even regenerate Christians are not able to grasp it because we still are so influenced by our flesh, but to grasp it is truly a key to joy, thankfulness, and a perspective that will drive us to follow the God who has saved us. Praise him for his grace and mercy towards us, and trade all you possess to buy the field with the treasure (Mt 13:44). He’s more worth more than we are capable of knowing.

Breaking Down the Key Parts of John 3:17

#1 “For…”
The verse comes as a result of the previous, which says, “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” (Jn 3:16). That one came as a result of what preceded it, a conversation with Nicodemus about regeneration before one can see the kingdom of God, and about the fact that the Son of Man must be lifted up and believed on.

#2 “God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world,”
Jesus Christ was indeed sent by his Father in heaven, but it was not for the purpose of condemning the world. While all the Old Testament prophets probably hoped to draw sinners back to God, most of their ministries served as ministries of condemnation, as an aspect of the accountability for God’s people who will not be able to claim they had not been warned (Ez 2:7).

#3 “but to save the world…”
Rather, Jesus’s ministry was to “seek and save what was lost” (Lk 19:10), to “announce the year of the Lord’s favor,” and to “set the captives free” (Lk 4:18).

#4 “…through him.”
Jesus would not only preach the message of the gospel of the kingdom but would be the message. Only through his death on the cross for us could the wrath of God for sin be satisfied. Consequently, anyone who believes in him will not perish but have everlasting life.

Bible Study on John 3:17

For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.

John 3:17

Related Topics: God, Son, Jesus, Salvation, All Topics…

Thoughts on Today’s Verse…

God is not the big Scrooge in the sky, critically looking down on his flawed children waiting to condemn those who mess up. Instead, he saw how broken, flawed, and messed up we were and entered our world to save it… to save us. God’s purpose in sending Jesus is our life and our salvation.

My Prayer…

Heavenly Father, deliver me from the sin that entangles my actions and pollutes my heart. Create in me a clean heart and renew a right spirit in me through your Holy Spirit. Thank you for your forgiveness and grace. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.

The Thoughts and Prayer on Today’s Verse are written by Phil Ware. You can email questions or comments to phil@verseoftheday.com.

What does John 3:17 mean?

Verse 17 is a peaceful footnote to John 3:16. Jesus came for the purpose of saving people, not condemning them. Verse 18 explains that this is because those who do not believe are “condemned already.” According to the Bible, God doesn’t want to see anyone destroyed (Ezekiel 18:23–32). Rather, He would prefer that everyone be saved (2 Peter 3:9; 1 Timothy 2:4). However, He will give us the dignity of our choices.

This salvation is offered to “the world,” a phrase this verse uses three times. This is from the Greek word kosmos, which sometimes refers to the God-hating system of human society. In this context, however, it means “all people.” The meanings overlap in this case, since the people Christ died for were—and are—sinners who are separated from Him (Romans 5:12).

This verse also reiterates the idea that salvation is through Christ—and nothing else. The offer of salvation is for everyone, but only those who accept it will actually be saved.

Context Summary

John 3:16–21 begins with the most easily recognized portion of any holy book on Earth: John 3:16. This is a one-sentence summary of the entire gospel. Still, the verses which follow are just as critical for understanding the Christian message. Christ wasn’t sent to judge the world, but to bring salvation. This is an expression of God’s incredible love. However, those who do not believe in Jesus Christ are condemned in the eyes of God. Human preference for sin causes many to choose darkness over the Light.

Chapter Summary

John chapter 3 is one of the most important in the entire gospel. Many crucial ideas are explained in this passage, including the role of Jesus as Savior. After the loud, public commotion at the temple, John transitions to a quiet, nighttime discussion. These verses make it clear that Christ—and Christ alone—is the means of salvation for the entire world. This text also states that those who reject Jesus are rejecting God

Author: J. Palmer

Living under the wings of God and the angels around me keeping me going and safe. Sharing the love of Christ.

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