Friday, 29 March 2013
You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
Not only are we not good or righteous, not only are we sinners, but our saviour isn't simply a man who is also sinful. He, Jesus, is God - perfect and holy, he cannot stand sin. Yet he died for us - who are not simply bad, but utterly and completely lost in our sin - powerless. Sin is a personal attack on God's character, because he defines what is good, and sin is evil, disobedience to him. What an awesome thing our God has done for us! I cannot Fathom it.