EVERY MAN FOR HIMSELF, GOD FOR US ALL
We love ourselves and especially our lives. The thought of losing our lives is unimaginable and fearful. It is even more elaborate how true this is whenever we are required to sacrifice for the sake of someone else.
The saying, every man for himself and God for us all easily takes the lead in our minds. Not so for God and His son. In fact, knowing that we fell into sin the Bible says;
For God so loved the world, He gave His only begotten son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16, KJV.
Christ did not hesitate to take the ultimate step. Though tough the path was, He gave His life and was willing to die eternally that our place with God might be secured.
Behold! What manner of Love!
Lord, the manner of love you have shown me, I can hardly understand but I am grateful none the less. Thank you. Pour into my heart the same kind of love towards others. I ask in Jesus' name.