"...light has come into the world, and men love darkness rather than the light..."

-John 3:19

“There is no decreed reprobation, excluding anyone from heaven. “God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.” There is no unwillingness on God's part to receive any sinner, however great his sins. God has sent “light" into the world, and if man will not come to the light, the fault is entirely on man's side. His blood will be on his own head, if he makes shipwreck of his soul the blame will be at his own door, if he misses heaven. His eternal misery will be the result of his own choice. His destruction will be the work of his own hand. God loved him, and was willing to save him; But he “love darkness,” and therefore darkness must be his everlasting portion. He would not come to Christ, and therefore he could not have life.”

These are solemn words for all who reject Christ and do not come to Him in faith and receive Him as their Savior. However, Jesus said “the one who comes to Me I will certainly not cast out.” Have you come to Christ for the forgiveness of your sin and the gift of eternal life? Then rejoice and be encouraged! If not, will you come? “Behold, now is “THE ACCEPTABLE TIME,” behold, now is “THE DAY OF SALVATION.”

Scripture References: John 3:19; J. C. Ryle, Expository Thoughts on The Gospels- John, Vol. 1 p. 147; John 6:37, 2 Corinthians 6:2