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. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.
The first part of this scripture is probably one of the most quoted scriptures. It answers the question of why Christ! It portrays the heart of a loving God and the sacrifice of His son for the sins of the world. Simply put, The Gospel. The next verse I particularly find meaningful and applicable to certain circumstances in our world today. In this time of lent as we prepare for Easter, it makes sense to note that Jesus was not sent to condemn our world or anyone for that matter. Note also, that he even forgave and prayed for those that were just about to snuff out his life on the cross. If Christ’s mission was not to condemn you and I, but offer a way out so we make it to heaven even though we still carry that inherited sinful nature, then it will never be our place to condemn anything or anyone.
Oh Lord, help us to see our weaknesses and make us wise to discern the tricks of the enemy so we don’t fall prey to his deceitful devises. Please let your love rain down and heal the earth.