Two Profound Thoughts

January 28, 2009 at 5:59 pm | Posted in Devotional thoughts, God's Love, Security and Assurance, Theology | 1 Comment

Here are two profound thoughts – not my thoughts, but Paul’s thoughts as inspired by God!

Romans 5:8 These words are so common in Christian circles that we loose sight of just how profound they really are.  “God demonstrates his own love toward us in this:  While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”  God loved us so much that he gave life for life.  That would not be so profound if our lives were worth something to God (so the meaning of verse 7).  But the point of the earlier chapters of this book called Romans is that our lives are worth nothing to God, apart from his creation and love.  God gave a life of inestimable value for lives that had almost no value at all.  We denied his creation of us, and we trashed our lives to the point where they were worthless; yet he still loved, and he still gave.  Our lives have value now only because of this fact; our lives are of inestimable value because of this fact!

So also the words of Romans 5:9-10 are common, and we miss how profound they are too.  “Since we have now been justified by his blood, how much more shall we be saved from God’s wrath through him!  For if, when we were God’s enemies, we were reconciled to him through the death of his Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through his life!”  It is natural to think that, if we have been justified by the judge, we shall not suffer the punishment that judge might dole out.  But that’s just it, the punishment we miss is the wrath of that same judge – the Judge of the Universe!  His wrath must be incredible wrath – the very epitome of the word, yet he justifies us, so we don’t experience it.  In fact, he poured that wrath out on his own Son!  Wow, when God demonstrates love, he demonstrates an incredible love!

 

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  1. thanks again for your thoughts. Check out some of mine as well.

    http://peglermusings.blogspot.com/


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