God Is in Control (vv. 4–5):
God Loves Us (v. 5b):
But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him.
1 John 3:1
Our Sins Have Been Forgiven (v. 5b):
In fact, the law requires that nearly everything be cleansed with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness.
We Are Called to Serve Him (v. 6a):
We Must Live for His Glory (v. 6b):
So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God. 1 Corinthians 10:31
For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast. Ephesians 2:8–9