“Behold /See what Great Love the Father Has lavished upon us that we should be called children of God and such we are!”-{1 John 3:1}

“BEHOLD” Some translations use the word “SEE.” The word is NOT ONLY A COMMAND But also an EXCLAMATION which speaks of being ASTONISHED! The Love of the Father caused him to be ASTONISHED

. · Astonished that God would “so love” us that He would send His Son- John 3:16

· Astonished that The Son would willingly come and voluntarily lay down His life and take our place on the cross for us – 1 John 3:16

· Astonished that He would bear our sin and we would receive the righteousness of Christ in exchange- 2 Cor 5:21

· Astonished that while we were sinners Christ died for us- Rom 5:8

· Astonished that He would save us- -Eph 2:4-5

· Astonished that He caused us to be born again to a living Hope- 1 Peter 1:3

· Astonished that He has loved us with an everlasting Love -Jer 31:3

· Astonished that Nothing can separate us from the Love of God- Rom 8:38-39

· Astonished that He has forgiven us all our sins and never hold them against us- Col 2:13; Heb 10:17

· Astonished that His love has freed us from all our sins- Rev 1:5

· Astonished that He chose us before the foundation of world to be His children- Eph 1:4-5

· Astonished that we have an inheritance in Heaven -1 Peter 1:4

· Astonished that our salvation is kept, protected, eternally secure by the Power of God, Himself- 1 Peter 1:5

· Astonished the Love the Father should gift to us that we should be called children of God and such we are!-1 John 3:1

John near the end of his life was ASTONISHED, he never lost the wonder that GOD LOVED Him… “BEHOLD” or some translations say “SEE” is a command to STOP… this is URGENT… Consider carefully this…. what is so urgent? God’s love for you! Do you think of Him and His Love for you often?

TO PRIME YOUR HEART… TAKE TIME OPEN YOUR BIBLE and READ each reference and Ask the Spirit of God to help you understand the “GREAT LOVE” God The Father has for you and not just for you but for you to be able to share with other believers to strengthen their faith, irrespective of difficulties THE FATHER LOVES THEM WITH A “GREAT LOVE!”!

  • Indeed LOVE is the greatest motivation as it was for Paul to TRUST HIM-{Gal 2:20} and to TESTIFY of HIM-{2 Cor 5:14-15}… ASK Him to help you understand how much He Loves you,{Read Eph 3:17-19}. And may it motivate you daily in the way you treat others, trust Him and testify of Him…. Bottom line?


BE ASTONISHED, With the Great Love the Father has for you!