I am going to be away from the computer this week, so I am posting a series on what is commonly called “the Romans Road” to salvation. It is a series of verses from the book of Romans dealing with sin, guilt, and, most importantly, salvation through faith in the finished work of Jesus Christ. As always, thank you for reading and feel free to comment.
What Can Be Done About Our Sin
For when we were 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. But God commended his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
In the last two days, we have looked at verses in the book of Romans that show us that we are all sinners and that the wages of that sin is death. If we were to stop there, mankind would truly be in a sad condition. If we were all sinners and were all doomed to continue in and pay for that sin, we would be miserable and without hope. Fortunately, that is not where things end.
We come to Romans 5:8, “But God commended his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” God loves us. But God is also holy. Something must be done about our sin if we are to have fellowship with Him. God gave His Son, Jesus Christ, to die on the cross as a sacrifice for our sin.
One of the most famous verses in the Bible is John 3:16: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
We are not perfect, but Jesus is. And He became the perfect sacrifice for us and for our sin. We can do nothing about our sin, but Jesus has done everything to take them away. The wages of sin is death, and Jesus paid those wages on the cross. What a wonderful Saviour!