Kingdom irony

“For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through Him.” John 3:17*


The story of God’s Son reads like an ancient legend…

A flame of destruction was set in place and the kingdom stood condemned. Already, smoke was rising from the horizon. An unsuspecting people went about their business, oblivious to pending doom. However and whoever put the flame in place was irrelevant at this point. The reality? Their world was condemned.

So their Father, filled with compassion, sent His Son to save the world. His one life would ransom the kingdom. But they rejected Him. They denied His divinity.

Not everyone rejected Him and those who believed were rescued. Those who rejected Him didn’t understand; they were blind. They saw Him as a condemning figure when in reality they were condemned already. He came that they might be saved through Him.

He is not the condemner. He is the rescuer. He is the hero.

Oh, the irony of it all.


*The One Year Bible, NIV, May 3, copyright 1986, Tyndale House Publishers, Wheaton, Illinois.


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About Patty Perkins

I'm Patty, writer of the devotional blog, Beside Quiet Waters. I love writing, reading and taking long walks with my camera. I've been married to my loving husband for 32 years and we have two grown sons. I am thankful for a place to spill ink, in hopes of encouraging others to find daily hope and inspiration in God's Word. View all posts by Patty Perkins

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