The Love of Man

For when we were yet 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.

Romans 5:6-7

The fact that Christ died for us as found in verse 6 is a wonderful truth.  We were without strength and he died for us.  The next verse gives us a comparison of His sacrificial death for us and what we might do in a similar situation.

It tells us that “…scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die.”  That is what man would or might do.  Men have willingly sacrificed themselves over the years for many worthy causes.  They have died to protect their families and loved ones.  They have even died to protect their friends and their neighbors.  I would think that any one reading this post would have some people in their lives that they would be willing to die for.  But those are “good people.”  Those are people near and dear to us.

Now imagine a murderer.  Imagine the worst murderer you can think of.  He has killed many people, been tried and found guilty.  He is condemned to die and rightly so.  Would any of us step up and offer ourselves to die in his place?  Probably not.  I certainly wouldn’t want to die for a guilty man who probably hates me and would probably kill me if given the opportunity.

But that is exactly what Jesus did.  Jesus died for us in our weak and sinful state.  When you compare the love of people for each and the love of the Lord Jesus for people, there really is no comparison.  He loves us far, far more than we could ever imagine.

One response to this post.

  1. Thank you, Ben,for helping us magnify The Lord and His everlasting love for us! God bless you!

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