Today one of the passages that I read is one of my absolute favorites in all the Bible, and it’s one of those that you need to write down, mark in your Bible, and remember. It’s Romans 5: 6-8:
6 For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. 7 Indeed, rarely will anyone die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person someone might actually dare to die. 8 But God proves his love for us in that while we still were sinners Christ died for us.
In all of our lives, there are moments that we are ashamed of. We’ve all done things that we wish we had not done. We’ve all made major mistakes. We’ve all fallen in some way. We’ve all blown it, somehow, some we.
All of us. It’s part of the human experience. We aren’t proud of it, we don’t glory in it, we don’t like it, but it’s true. It is what it is.
For most of us (probably all of us), we wish that we could undo that moment. Get rid of that mistake. Make it all go away. That moment makes us feel unworthy, makes us feel like we can’t be loved, makes us feel like we have failed in a major way.
This is why I love this passage. Today’s text us that at that moment. At the moment of our worst failure. At that time, it was that exact moment that Jesus died for us. While we were yet the enemies of God, Christ Jesus died for us.
Not because we’d earned it. But for the exact opposite reason.
Because we couldn’t earn it.
It was at that moment. That moment you want to forget. That moment of your worst failure. It was then that God loves you the most. It was then that Jesus Christ laid down His life for you.
The glory of God is that He loves us when we are most unlovable.
That is what God’s grace looks like.
That to me is truly amazing.
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