“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.”- John 3:16
If today’s verse is not the most popular then I don’t know what is. It is by far the most famous summary of the gospel in all of scripture. The wording of this verse is vitally important because in the Old Testament we only read of God’s love for Israel. God’s love for the world makes it possible for whoever believes in Christ to have everlasting life in Heaven.
Earlier in his book, John, explains that Christ came to earth to suffer, die, and be the penalty for sins which we will never be able to atone for. This gift is available to anyone who believes. Just ask for it in faith and it is yours. Not to perish means one will not be on the wrong side of eternal judgement, but will be welcomed into heavenly glory. We will be with God forever and thee will be nothing better than that. Are you a recipient of this gift of eternal life? Have the pressures of the world gotten the best of you? Prayerfully examine your life and accept this gift or renew your commitment to Christ.
Have a great day and God bless you!