omans 5: 6-11, God’s Love.
In Romans 5:5, God poured out His love into our hearts through the Holy Spirit. After justification, we have peace with God, access to God and promise of heaven with God.
In this passage, Paul speaks on the love of God.
VV 6-8, 6 For when we were still without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. 7 For scarcely for a righteous man will one die; yet perhaps for a good man, someone would even dare to die. 8 But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
God demonstrated His love by sending His Son, Jesus Christ to die on the cross for us. Greek for love is ‘’agape’’, which means unconditional and sacrificial love. Jesus sacrificed His life unconditionally by dying on the cross for us while we were still sinners and spiritually dead. It is very unlikely for someone to die for a righteous man although someone may possible die for a good man. But Jesus, the perfect man died for us, who are sinners.
John 15: 30, ‘’greater love has no one than this, to lay down one’s life for his friends’’.
John 3:16, ‘’for God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life’’.
Galatians 2:20 b, “the life that I now live in the flesh, I live by faith in the Son of God who loved me and gave His life for me’’.
VV 9-10, 9 Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him. 10 For if when we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life.
Justification by Christ’s death saved us from God’s wrath, reconciled our enmity with God and saved our souls from eternal death.
John 5:24, ‘’whoever hears my word and believes Him who sent me has eternal life. He does not come into judgment by has passed from death to life’’.
John 3:36, ‘’whoever believes in the Son has eternal life; whoever does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God remains in him’’.
Philippians 1:6, ”He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus”.
Hebrews 12: 2, ”the author and perfecter of our faith”
V 11, And not only that, but we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received the reconciliation.
We rejoice in God through Christ, who reconciled our relationship with God and forgave our sins through justification by faith.
Galatians 5:22, ”but the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, for bearable, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.”
”Nehemiah 8: 10, “do not grieve, for the joy of the LORD is your strength”.
Romans 15:13a, ”May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him”.
Heavenly Father, thank You for all that You have done for us in our lives. Thank You for Good Friday and Easter Sunday. Thank You for the gift of salvation, justification, and eternal life, in Jesus’ name, Amen.