The kindness and the love of God our Savior toward man appeared.
I have loved you with an everlasting love.
In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him. In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
When the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, that we might receive the adoption as sons. § The Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth. § Great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifested in the flesh.
As the children have partaken of flesh and blood, He Himself likewise shared in the same, that through death He might destroy him who had the power of death, that is, the devil.
Titus 3:4; Jer. 31:3; 1 John 4:9–10;
Gal. 4:4–5; John 1:14; 1 Tim. 3:16; Heb. 2:14
Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift!
Make a joyful shout to the Lord, all you lands! Serve the Lord with gladness; come before His presence with singing … Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him, and bless His name. § For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; and the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
He … did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all. § Therefore still having one son, his beloved, he also sent him.
Oh, that men would give thanks to the Lord for His goodness, and for His wonderful works to the children of men! § Bless the Lord, O my soul; and all that is within me, bless His holy name!
My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior.
2 Cor. 9:15; Ps. 100:1–2, 4; Isa. 9:6; Rom. 8:32;
Mark 12:6; Ps. 107:21; 103:1; Luke 1:46–47