Pastor Jim’s sermon last Sunday was entitled “But God” which came from the text of Ephesians 2:1-10. I’ve been reflecting on this passage of Scripture and have encountered yet another “but God” passage that is dear to my heart. It’s from Romans 5. Here is the passage:
Romans 5:6–11 (ESV)
6 For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. 7 For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die— 8 but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. 9 Since, therefore, we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God. 10 For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by his life. 11 More than that, we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.
If God had not taken the initiative, we, the redeemed, would still be lost in our sin and without hope. What a wonderful Savior we have!
Have the difficulties of life left you wondering if God loves you, Christian? You only have to look to the cross and the empty tomb to know that He does!
Be encouraged, nothing and no one can separate you from His amazing love (Rom. 8:35-39)!