Monday, April 21, 2014

Memorization Monday - Romans 5:9-10

Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him. 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. Romans 5:9-10

Since Christ died for us while we were still sinners, we have even more benefits in store. Primarily in this passage we have the promise that we shall be saved from wrath through Him. Why is it crucial that we be saved from wrath? Why is there wrath from God? The sinfulness of man makes God angry. He created us for his glory and for his pleasure and yet we have rebelled. He provided for all of our needs to be met by his gracious and loving hands and yet in spite of all of that we rejected this loving care and turned our back on him and his provision. That is why God is angry.

But what did this God do? He entered the world himself in the person of Jesus Christ and died on the cross to take the brunt of his own anger upon himself so that he might set rebellious sinners free. Which rebellious sinners does he set free?  Those who come to him and believe him when he says he freely pardons from all sins.

John 1:12 But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name:

John 3:36 He who believes in the Son has everlasting life; and he who does not believe the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him.”

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