But God proves His own love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us!

-Romans 5:8 (HCSB)

Thoughts on Today’s Verse

God gave His Son to die for us as the payment for our sins – and to break the power of the old sin nature within our hearts, even before we were born – before we ever trusted Christ as Saviour. Christ died for sinners. He did not wait until sinners believed in Him to die for them – Christ died for us while we were still sinners – He died for us before we were saved – while we were still dead in trespasses and sins – while we were still enemies of God. God most certainly proves His own love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us!

We were sinners and God loathes sin. God hates every kind of evil and we were all guilty before Him and condemned, because the wages of all sin is death. We were due for everlasting destruction and without one single spark of hope in the world. And it was while we were in this sad and sorry state that God demonstrated how deeply He loved us. God proved His love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

When we look at the cross we often only think of the forgiveness of sins that is provided – and had forgiveness of sins been the only gift of grace that we received, it would certainly cause eternal rejoicing. But God planned so much more for us through the death of Christ – for we were justified and made righteous, sanctified and glorified – adopted as sons of God and predestined to become exactly like the Lord Jesus – given an eternal inheritance and made joint-heirs with Christ in His heavenly kingdom – the power of sin and death in our lives was broken forever and we were positioned in heavenly places in Christ. And God foreordained all this for us, before the foundation of the world – proving His love towards us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

My Prayer

Loving Father thank You for loving me so much that you sent Christ to die for me – to be my Saviour and Lord, in Whose name I pray, AMEN

 

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