John Eadie, “The Love of God–its Objects, Gift, and Design” 1865)
“For God so loved the world, that He gave His one and only Son.” John 3:16
But, O let His name be extolled–earth has not been passed over; it has been selected in His sovereign regard. Ay, God so loved the WORLD.
But the fervor and mightiness of this love arrests our attention: “God SO loved the world”–loved it with such ardor and indescribable generosity; loved it SO–that He gave His only-begotten Son. Oh the immensity of the gift! A divine gift from a divine Giver. The grandeur of His love may be seen in its results. If you can measure the gift–you may gauge the depth of the love which bestowed it.
Thus have we considered the amazing fact, that God has loved this guilty, rebellious and insignificant world–and selected it to be the object of His tender mercy. Nay, that He has SO loved it, as to make provision for its deliverance in the gift of His Son–that bright and matchless display of His loving-kindness.
“Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us, and sent His Son to be the atoning sacrifice for our sins.” 1 John 4:10
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