“But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”
This verse is quoted often. Many have memorized the 18 words.
Yet, how much have we really taken in the Truth of what they describe?
Referring to the previous verses…
“For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die.”
He made a way, where there was no way.
“commendeth his love”
God is Love and showed His love for humanity by giving Himself in the form of His Son, Jesus Christ, to die for the ungodly.
“That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.”
As marvelous as the other 16 words are, these two are the most amazing of them all. God loved us so much that He gave His only begotten Son for us. Nothing can separate us from the love of God because He was willing to sacrifice Himself for us. There is no greater love than that.
“Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.”
“in that, while we were yet sinners”
We are the reason. It was our sin that was laid upon Him.
“All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.”
“Christ died for us.”
Every nail that pierced His body was for us.
Every drop of blood He shed was for us.
Every Word He said was for us.
1 John 4:9-10
“In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.”
God loves you so much that our words cannot describe nor can our finite minds comprehend. He simply wants us to have faith in Him.
If you do not know Him personally today, please do not wait any longer.
You are not promised tomorrow, or even the rest of this day.
Religion will not save you.
Heritage will not save you.
Heaven is reserved for those who have by faith trusted in the Lord Jesus Christ and His payment for their sin.
Have you rejected His gift before?
Receive Him today.
Joshua 8-9 | Acts 11
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