The World Means Everybody
John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
This is probably the most well recognized verse in the Bible. I’d guess there are more people that could quote this verse than about any other verse from Scripture. I’m sure there are even more that while they might not be able to recite the verse they would know the reference. God makes it very clear about who He loves and who can be saved here. He loves the world! That means everyone. There are no exceptions when it comes to Gods love. Therefore, anyone that chooses to put their trust in Him can be saved. Do you treat everyone like they have an opportunity to trust Christ? Let’s be honest: there are some freaks out there in todays world. How often do you try to avoid some of those people? If one of those “weird” looking people is a cashier somewhere are you staying away from their line? What about if go in to get a haircut or nails done or something? Do you try to avoid that person and keep them from working on you? What about the homeless looking person on the street? Do we stay away from them cause they might smell a little. We don’t know how they might’ve gotten in that situation we just don’t want to have to interact with them. It’s easy to look at someone and judge them and in our own mind make the decision that they’d never trust Christ. That keeps us from having to share the Gospel with them and keeps us from having to interact with them. You look around at all the wickedness going on and they have no problem sharing their lifestyle with everyone else. We have the truth! We have the key to eternal life! God loves the world and it’s not up to us to decide who we think could be saved. It’s our job to share the Gospel with all we can. Do you do more sharing or avoiding?
God bless you today! Bro. Josh Richardson