Commentary By Simon Brown
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,
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<< John 3:16 >>
New International Version
16“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’.
All though our ancestors Adam and Eve rebelled against God at the very beginning God did not give up on the human race. Gods love for humans still remained for he loves the sinner but hates the sin.
Humans were made in God's image and after his likeness, his very nature but with a fleshly body.
God however is an intelligent and immortal spirit.
We are humans made by the three persons of the Trinity - Father, Son, and Holy Ghost and having some of Gods likeness and his nature from the very beginning. He has a love and a compassion for us as a Father would for his children.
We want what is best for our children as does God for the human race that he created and loved.
But what parent could give up their child to extreme sufferings for somebody else's evil deeds?
Yes, the evil deeds of people who are guilty, deeds that would condemn a person forever.
Could we even sacrifice our only child to die for others who are good?
Here in John 3:16, told by Jesus, the Creator and the Maker of the universe it shows us the highest act, the highest expression, the highest manner and the depth of the love by the Father towards all humans in which he created since the beginning of the world, his unmerited gift to mankind - gift that no man has earned or deserved.
This is true love there cannot be any higher love expressed by the Most High, Creator of the world. We were lost in darkness but the Lord God of Abraham Isaac and Jacob demonstrates to the human race the greatest deed which no man can truly comprehend.
This is true loyalty, to save the human race, absolute deep proof of Gods beloved love, Gods tender, passionate, affection, devotion, enduring emotional, adoration towards all people who have ever lived,
The Message (MSG)
1 John: 3
‘What marvelous love the Father has extended to us! Just look at it—we're called children of God! That's who we really are. But that's also why the world doesn't recognize us or take us seriously because it has no idea who he is or what he's up to’.