Understanding What Happens to Us, When the Sentence was Read
“This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but people loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that their deeds will be exposed. But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what they have done has been done in the sight of God.” – John 3:19-21
After reading these bible verses, I had a sense that I needed to write about it on my blog. Why you ask? Good question! It is about the plan of salvation for every man, woman, and child. It is available just by simply asking for help. How wonderful is that? God sent us help through His Son, Jesus Christ; that you and I can have rest for our souls. Amen.
Verse 19. This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but people loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil.
What does verdict mean? It is a decision made, an opinion or judgement, after an expressed conclusion of a matter.
Understanding the meaning of this word is abundantly clear; and that is, God made a ruling on this earth. A final conclusion that explains the process. Mankind’s salvation that was announced in the previous verses starting with verse 16, “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. This verse is so simple that it has confound the wise. And in verse 17, “For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.” This furnishes a clear and illustrious proof that the Son of God had primarily come to save, not to judge us.
Who is the light of this world? Jesus Christ and all of those who believe in Him. We have a wonderful savior. Jesus came to save us by pardoning us, that we might not die by the sentence of the law (condemnation, as the King James Version says it). This verdict is set, even now! Light is here. The gospel, good news, is indeed here. Now it is your choice to choose light verses darkness.
Verse 20. Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that their deeds will be exposed.
Everyone can walk in the light of God; which is God’s love for us. He has given His Son for the whole world (that’s you and I). Sometimes our circumstance or situation causes us to keep our dirty little secrets (or big ones). But God, have made a decision to help those who want to confess these sins through Jesus Christ. You have to desire a change in your life, and not stay ignorant to your ways. The love of darkness was the consequence of every man, woman, and even children, in their wicked ways. The judgment of eternal law has fallen upon their violation of it. The great penalty of sin is sinful desire. A bias towards evil is originated and confirms by sinful compliance. This is judicial result of their unwillingness to see or walk in the light of the Lord. They are condemned already (verse 18), because they have not simply to believe in God sending his Son.
Verse 21. But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what they have done has been done in the sight of God.
Praise the Lord for a pure heart; those who have a desire to walk in the light of God, as Jesus is in the light. Who is it that does truth – who “lives by the truth,” and “hears his voice” (John 18:37)?, those who is “morally true,” inwardly sincere, who would never shrink from a genuine self-revelation of the eternal law given to mankind.
Today you have the truth of this verdict, and I hope that you will consciously and unconsciously believe that Jesus is here to help. You do not have to do anything – there is no works that will get you to heaven, or even hell for that matter. Doing nothing, Believing nothing is key for most people living in this time. You’re not one of them, right? You have read this far, about God and the Verdict, and I believe that you have the faith and fortitude to continue seeking Him.
Everyone is not going to like the verdict, but it’s true none the less!
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