This single verse from the gospel of John is known all over the world. It’s probably the most popular verse and usually makes the top 3 favorite verses for individuals.
And why not? Who isn’t interested in receiving immortality from a loving God by simply believing in his son? Seems like a no-brainer to lots of people.
As simple and straight forward as this verse is, without considering how a first century Jew would have understood what John was saying, we miss out on the depth of all that was actually being said.
And as much as I’d like to unpack this verse and dive in deep to understand all that’s being communicated, I’m going to choose to make just one comment:
God’s love for mankind is all about us winning in the end. So celebrate the birth of Jesus fully as you eagerly wait for his return.