Christ Died For Us

For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.

Romans 5:6

To me, Romans 5 is one of the most powerful chapters in the entire Bible.  It shows us who we are, it shows us who Jesus Christ is and it shows us what He has done for us.

This verse gives us a powerful truth about ourselves and about our Saviour, Jesus Christ.  “For when we were yet without strength, in due time, Christ died for the ungodly.”

The truth is that we need a Saviour.  We are “without strength.”  We are “the ungodly.”  As the Apostle Paul pointed out so eloquently earlier in the book, we are all sinners, we are all unrighteous and none of us are “good.”

But the truth is also this: when we were without strength and when we were ungodly, “Christ died…”  Jesus Christ saw us – weak, helpless, ungodly, and without hope.  And He came to Earth and died for us.  He “died for the ungodly.”

We are all, in our natural state, ungodly.  So we could even go so far as to substitute our names at the end of verse 6: “For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for (your name here).”  Looking at the verse like that maybe makes it a little more personal.

Jesus Christ died for us.  There is no greater truth in the world than that.  He loved us when were “at enmity” with Him.  He loved us enough, even in our weak and sinful condition, to die for us.  Jesus Christ died for us.  Let us never forget that fact and let us never take it for granted.  Let us be thankful for that every single day of our lives.  Jesus Christ died for us!

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