BMS UpdatesVerse of the Day (May 26, 2020) 26 May 2020 Eduardo Marin, D.Min. Verse of the Day (May 26, 2020) #BMSeminary – The greatness of God’s love is measured in terms of its unsearchable riches as well as in terms of its unimaginable reach. The “world” spoken of in verse 16 is the rebellious world of God’s image-bearers. God loved rebels, fools, and idolaters so much that he gave his only Son, Jesus, to redeem them—to actually purchase a pan-national, trans-generational family for himself (Rev. 7:9–10). Everyone the Father gives to Jesus will be saved (John 6:37–40; 10:14–18). There is no other way. There is no greater love. For John, eternal life is a quality of life before it is a quantity of life. Eternal life is defined in the Bible as knowing God and his Son (17:3)—a sharing of the life and intimacy of the Godhead. It is earthly entry into the everlasting and ever-blessed life of the age to come, the age of the Messiah—the fullness of covenant life. Through Jesus this promised age arrived, and at our rebirth we are ushered into the initial stages of that eternal life. Indeed, the movement from deservedly condemned sinner to perfectly justified believer is instantaneous and complete. [Gospel Transformation Study Bible] Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInPinterestPrintEmailTumblrLike this:Like Loading... Published by Eduardo Marin, D.Min. Lead Tutor, Baptist Ministerial Seminary DMin, Piedmont College of Theology M.A.Th., Faithful Baptist College View all posts by Eduardo Marin, D.Min.