Why did God do that?

By this the love of God was manifested in us, that God has sent his only begotten Son into the world so that we might live through him. (1 John 4:9)

God does not love us merely with words or positive thoughts. His love is demonstrated with actions and in the sending of his only Son to save the world.

Want to know what God thinks about you? Look to the cross. Look what he has done for you and make a right judgment. The cross declares that God loves you with a relentless love that will never quit.

“Because he loves me” is the answer to nearly every question you might have about God.

Why did he make me?

Why does he care?

Why has he forgiven all my sins?

Why is the universe so big?

Why does he accept me?

Why do we have the Bible?

Why is he leading me this way?

Why did he send Jesus?

Because he loves you.

“So that we might live through him.” Life is full of ups and downs, but the one constant you can rely on is your Father’s good heart toward you.

God is not the cause of everything that happens to you, but he will use the circumstances of your life to reveal more of his love to you.

And when you receive his love, you will truly live, no matter what your circumstances may be.

Want to go deeper? Check out the entry for the Love of God in the Grace Glossary.

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By Paul Ellis

Author of award-winning Bible commentaries


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