TOP TRUTHS FOR TRUE LIVING-2 John 3:16-17, Jeremiah 31:3

 “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.  For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.”

(John 3:16-17)

“The LORD has appeared of old to me, saying; ‘Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love; Therefore with lovingkindness I have drawn you’.” (Jeremiah 31:3)


Thank God for the first two top truths He shared with us the last time. There were various comments and responses on various platforms. I have the Lord’s permission to go further in sharing the third one.

  1. I am God’s beloved

You are dear to God’s heart. Quite often than not, many who attend Church are blind to this truth. In that famous text, John 3:16, 17, Jesus stated emphatically that God loves the world (people living in it) to the extent that He gave up His beloved Son. There’s no creation that God has ever so loved like that. When some angels sinned, God never sent His Son for their salvation. The sole essence of the advent of God’s beloved Son, is for you to be saved from eternal damnation.

You are God’s darling. God loves you dearly. He’s fond of you. You are precious to Him. You are highly esteemed in God’s sight. He treasures you. He prefers you to anything in heaven and on earth. You are fully captured in God’s ultimate love. God loves you with eternal love.

I charge you to always remind yourself of this top truth. It doesn’t matter who doesn’t like you. Nothing on earth can undo God’s love for you. I believe whenever God speaks to you, the first thing He will say is: I love you. He truly means it.

God’s love for you made Him gave up His son for your sake. Because you are dear to His heart, God mandated His Son to face His wrath on your behalf. That shows that there’s nothing He can’t do for you to be safe, sound, and supported.


Rev Dr Victor O. Oyelowo
Lead Pastor, First Baptist Church Oke’lerin

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