"For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world - through Him - might be saved." (John 3:17)
In my opinion, today's scripture verse is just as important to our "knowers" as its famous predecessor, John 3:16; most everyone knows that verse by heart.
What highlights today's verse is that its message speaks pointedly to what so many people - saved and unsaved - believe in their hearts about God. They believe He is angry with them; they believe God condemns them for their sins and wants to throw them into Hell. To the contrary, this verse shouts the truth that Jesus was sent to earth as SAVIOR 2,000+ years ago.
Seems like a no-brainer until we do something for which even we have trouble forgiving ourselves. . . then the facades come down, and the ferocious demons of condemnation scale our emotional walls and go for our throats. So many precious lives believe the woefully accusatory, damning lies of the enemy that say God won't hear their prayers or even acknowledge them because they've got "too much sin" in their lives.
WRONG! I curse those lies in the powerful Name of Jesus the Christ. Hallelujah!
No News to Jesus
Beloved, FATHER GOD ALREADY KNOWS HUMANITY IS GROSSLY SINFUL. That's the whole reason behind Him sending Jesus to suffer, bleed, and die for us in the first place. None of us can impress or impact Him with pristine accounts of righteousness at any time without the cleansing power of the Blood of Jesus expunging our records and pleading our cause before Yahweh!
Christ came to save us, NOT condemn us. Period. Why? Because God is head-over-heels in love with every one of us as His most precious and unparalleled creation.
"But God commends His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us." (Romans 5:8)
His very breath birthed each of us into existence, and He is ALWAYS willing to do everything necessary for us to realize we are loved and highly sought after. God is on a rescue mission concerning us, my friends; He is NOT an executioner.
He's waiting to reconcile. He's waiting to FORGIVE, not condemn.
He loves you... He loves me... and He alone is mighty to save. AMEN.