Romans 5:6-8 Passionate Love #266
Happy Monday! I hope you had a great weekend! Today I want to continue in Romans 5 by sharing verses 6-8. Romans 5:6-8 says “For when the time was right, the Anointed One came and died to demonstrate his love for sinners who were entirely helpless, weak, and powerless to save themselves. Now, who of us would dare to die for the sake of a wicked person? We can all understand if someone was willing to die for a truly noble person. But Christ proved God’s passionate love for us by dying in our place while we were still lost and ungodly!”
Isn’t God’s Word just amazing? I could spend all day reading and re-reading this passage because it’s just so powerful. This passage definitely reminds believers, including me, just how much we needed and still need a Savior. Why? Because we are helpless, weak, powerless, lost and ungodly! Yes, that includes you and that includes me! Oh how we need to recognize that without a Savior, we are nothing! The message translation of Romans 5:8 says, “God put his love on the line for us by offering his Son in sacrificial death while we were of no use whatever to him.” You and I were of no use to Father.
However, in the perfect timing, the Anointed One, Jesus Christ, came to die for every single sinner. Father God loves his children so much he sent his son to die in our place so that we could be saved and enter an intimate relationship with him. Isn’t that beautiful? It is clearly stated we were of no use to him which proves that the basis of his decision to send Christ to the cross was his love towards us.
God loves you with so much passion that he sent his son for you! You didn’t just receive salvation because of the death of Jesus Christ, but you received so much more, which I will be sharing more about next week. For now, I encourage you to read Romans 5 over and over until it pierces your heart and you understand just how much you are loved by your Heavenly Father.
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