L-udicrous Romans 5:8 But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners. (NLT) Had we been good it would make more sense, but God did it while we were bad.
O-utward John 3:16 For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. (NLT) He could have satisfied himself with the angel’s company but he wants ours-now and throughout eternity. He also wants our love to pattern itself after his.
V-ictorious Romans 8:37 No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us. (NLT) Trials, temptations, discouragement, and disappointments will come but victory belongs to those who follow Christ through the free and total forgiveness of their sins.
E-verlasting Romans 8:39 No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord. (NLT) God doesn’t love us less when we’re bad or more when we’re good. His love is constant and everlasting. He demands our holiness, but no mistake will ever remove God’s love.