Thursday, August 6, 2020

1 Samuel 13:1-23; Isaiah 52:1-12; 2 Corinthians 12:14 -13:14

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

The word “so” means “in this manner” or “in this way.” How did God love the world? This way: He gave His only begotten Son. We see the value of this gift in the numerous times Scripture says that the Father loves the Son. Yet He gave this One who was near and dear to Him to us. This is how God’s love manifests itself—by giving His all. In response do we give our all to Him?—George Ferrier

How deep the Father’s love for us, how vast beyond all measure,
That He should give His only Son, to make a wretch His treasure. —Stuart Townend