Romans 5:6-11

For while we were still helpless, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. For one will hardly die for a righteous man; [d]though perhaps for the good man someone would dare even to die. But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, having now been justified [e]by His blood, we shall be saved from the wrath of Godthrough Him. 10 For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved [f]by His life. 11 And not only this, [g]but we also exult in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received the reconciliation.  Romans 5:6-11

While we were still sinners or helpless Christ chose to die for us.  He made the choice to die for us not because He had to, but because of His love for us.  We have done nothing to earn salvation, but because of His love for us He chose to lay down His life.

People will rarely choose to die for a good and righteous person.  But Jesus chose to die for us who are born into sin and at our core are wicked in our own hearts.  It is only the blood of Jesus who can set us free from ourselves.  Humanity left to themselves will destroy themselves.  At our core exist selfishness and sinful desire and left to ourselves we will destroy ourselves.

We are justified by the blood of Jesus and it is the blood of Jesus which saves us from the wrath of God.  The wrath of God is poured out against the wickedness of humanity.  Those who choose to reject the precious blood of Jesus Christ only have the wrath of God to look forward to.  God is holy and righteous and He in His holiness and righteousness must deal rightly with wickedness and sin.  But He has made a way that anyone who would call upon the name of Jesus shall be saved from the wrath of Almighty God.

We have been reconciled through Christ and before we came to Christ we were enemies of God.  It is our sin that separates us from God and makes us an enemy to God.  There are many today who reject the precious blood of Jesus and they stand in opposition to God and His kingdom.  They believe they are simply living in this world for themselves and that they are the only thing that matters.  But what they fail to see and understand is that remaining in sin makes us an enemy to God and in time when it has reached its full the Lord shall pour out His wrath and judgment.

When we understand the reconciliation we have through Jesus Christ our only desire will be to praise and worship His holy name.  So many today call themselves Christians but are ignorant of who they are in Christ and what Christ has done for them.  This only comes through the diligent study of His word.  As we fellowship daily with the Lord we grow in Him and come to know Him in greater ways.  As we grow in Him we are transformed into the image of Christ.


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