7 Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die. 8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
9 Since we have now been justified by his blood, how much more shall we be saved from God’s wrath through him!
Before we knew God, thought about God or much less loved God, He loved us. He showed us His love by making a way for us to return to Him even though it was uncertain we would ever take Him up on the offer. If God has invested this much to bring us back from the dead, then how much more will he deliver us from the troubles of today? In the words of the song writer, “He didn’t bring us this far to leave us, He didn’t teach us to swim to let us drown, He didn’t build his home in us to move away, He didn’t lift us up to let us down” (Ps. Dale).
Thoughts for the day
- What does this passage tell us about God and people?
- What stands out to you in this passage and why?
- What action points can you take to apply this passage in your life?
- Who can you encourage with this story/message?
Pray for the spiritually lost among the global community in Shanghai; pray that they will be drawn to God by the Holy Spirit.