Love Drives Sacrifice but How Do We Respond

For God so loved…It is the motivation behind the greatest sacrifice ever made.  It deserves a little introspection.

16“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.
John 3:16 (NASB)

God loved.  God didn’t sacrifice because He was upset.  God didn’t sacrifice because He wanted to exclude anyone.  God sacrificed because He loved.

What drove God to make this sacrifice?  For God so loved the world…He sacrificed for everything, everyone, ever.  He sacrificed for you.  He sacrificed for me.  He sacrificed for that guy who cut you off in traffic this morning, and for the woman who let you merge into traffic.  He sacrificed because He loved everyone and all things contained in existence, not for some exclusive group of finger-pointing hypocrites.

What did God sacrifice for all of us because He loves us?  For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son…He sacrificed for all of us his one and only Son.  He made this sacrifice for all of humanity.  He gave of Himself because He believes that sacrifice is worthwhile.

Why did God make this sacrifice?  For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.  God doesn’t want us to die.  He wants us to live.  He wants all of humanity to live.  He wants you to live because He says You Are Worthy.

Questions for Reflection

  • Do you believe God made His sacrifice for everyone?  Why or why not?
  • Do you think God’s sacrifice caused Him distress, trouble, or pain?  Why or why not?
  • How can we best honor the sacrifice made on our behalf, how do we respond?

This devotion relates to the scripture used in the book You Are Worthy by Mark Malcolm, coming to Kindle soon.  To be kept up to date on the release of this, and other writings from The Cavalier, join us on Facebook HERE or follow us on Twitter @FirstChevalier.

You are not trash.  You are not wasted.  You are not broken.  You are loved.  You are pursued.  You are wanted.  Because God says…

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