My Musings – Perhaps the most universally known Bible verse (at least by football fans) of all time.
He loved – before we loved Him. No guarantee we ever would. Him knowing that many never would.
He gave – at the greatest cost imaginable. While we were still sinners. No fine print. No purchase required.
Whoever – no one is disqualified. Not just the elite. No exclusions apply. That means you and me.
Believes – that’s all there is to it. Pure grace. Maybe it’s because the offer is so unbelievable that so many will not believe, will not accept. Maybe it’s because we think that free is actually too costly – we don’t have to pay anything for it. But we must be willing to give some things up (our sinful lifestyle). Yes, that is part of believing, but look what we get in the exchange.
Eternal life – That’s forever. Heaven. With God. Pure bliss.
My Advice – Believe. “He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose.” (Jim Elliot)