Reflection on Romans 5:1-11

Scripture

God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners.

Observation

Having been made right with God, we have peace with Him because of what the Lord Jesus Christ has done for us. He has brought us into this place of undeserved privilege where we can confdently look forward to sharing God’s glory.

When we were lost in sin, Christ came at the right time and died for sinners. We have been made right with God through the blood of Jesus.

Application

Christ died for us while we were still sinners. He didn’t wait until we were good enough.

Historically this is true for us. Christ died 2000 years ago, long before anyone now living was even born.

It is true also experientially. I know that Christ died for me long before I became a friend of God.

It is true that while I still hated God, He continued to love me. While I was still proudly atheistic and toying with Marxist philosophy, Jesus came into my life and washed me with His love. On one night in May 1976, I had a vision of Jesus that melted away every argument I had ever had against christianity. In that instant, I realised that I wasn’t fighting against a system of thought, but against a Person- and that Person loved me with an undying eternal love.

While I was fighting Him, Jesus was loving me. While I was denying Him, He was working in my life to bring me to a place of repentance.

How true it is that Christ died for us while we were still sinners. He never gives up on us.

Prayer

Thank you Jesus for dying for me wile I was still a sinner. Thank you for your great love for me and for all people. Amen.

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