Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Romans 5

Have you read Romans 5 lately? If you have not, I would advise you to pick up your Bible and read it. The verses that hit me hard when reading this particular passage were verses 6-8. Here it is:

Romans 5:6-8 says, "For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. For one will scarcely die for a righteous person---- though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die---- but God shows His love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us."

When we were still weak, when we were still mired in the muck of our sin, when we were still living a disobedient lifestyle, when we were still diving into godless passions, when we were still sinners; Christ died at the right time for the ungodly. In the nick of time, God sent His Son to laid down His life for the guilty. FOR THE GUILTY. This passage clearly emphasizes that according to human wisdom, one would scarcely die for a righteous person, but truly, a righteous person laying down His life to save the guilty, vile, disobedient, and shameful. You have got to be absolutely kidding. Yet, God, to show His love, did that for us at just the right time. What amazing love that makes me want to yearn to know this God. To know and to comprehend this God, who would love me, and be willing to die for a guilty sinner like me. Revel in this glorious fact, the rest of the day that the God of the Universe..... The God that designed the intricacies of our innermost being, the God that displays His mighty power when you hear thunder, the God that places the stars in the sky and knows all of them by name; this same God loves you so much that He died in your place to redeem your soul back to Himself. Reflect on Romans 5 and be loved by our glorious, astounding, and majestic God.

Soli Deo Gloria!!!!


Alex said...

That's a really awesome verse.

Rachel Danielle said...

I love your blog Joshua. Keep it up. I'll be reading Romans 5 today thanks to your post!

Regan Family Farm said...

One of my fvorite verses...and your right:truly impossible to comprehend.