“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” John 3:16
It’s not an accident that this mention of divine love is associated with everlasting life and salvation.
The only kind of love Nicodemus comprehended was merited. Here he is introduced to unconditional love, Agape.
This kind of love, the divine, is introduced to Peter in John 21 by Jesus.
Peter accepted Christ’s teaching and became a stellar Apostle. The same understanding will help you.
God’s kind of love is famous for its primary practice of giving forgiveness not based on the merit of the one forgiven, but on the grace of the forgiver.
The original Hebrew words for forgiveness mean, to cover, lift away, send away.
The primary Greek means; to free fully, relieve, release, dismiss, depart, pardon, let go, send away, set at liberty, let die.
Pastor Larry Lilly, Forgive and make today count.
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