Amazing! It is amazing to me that God would love me! I have to admit that there have been many times in my life when I have taken His love for granted. A couple of weeks ago, I was sharing with a friend about the love of God and I took a few minutes to walk with them down what we church folks like to call the “Romans Road”. And so I thought I would walk down that road today, so that we can all get a good reminder of God’s awesome love for us!
Everyone Is A Sinner! Romans 3:23 “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” We are all sinners! Everyone of us, no matter how good we think we are – have done things that we should not do and failed to do things that we should. These things are sin that get in the way of our having a relationship with our Holy and Perfect Creator God!
We Deserve Punishment! Romans 6:23 “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is everlasting life in Christ Jesus my Lord.” Because of our sin, we deserve death. We deserve to be separated from God and His blessing forever and for always. But God offers us a gift – everlasting life and the blessing of living in relationship with Him and His blessings. God offers us the gift. He does not force us to take it. It is up to us!
God’s Great Love! Romans 5:8 “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Out of His great love for us – God gave us the most precious gift that could ever be given. God did not wait for us to become perfect, but while we were still sinners – He sacrificed His Son for us. Jesus came to do for us, what we could not do for ourselves!
Believe And Confess! Romans 10:9 “If you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.” This is how we receive the gift of Jesus and enter into relationship with God. We believe in our heart that God did this for us and that Jesus paid the price that we could not pay. If we believe it in our hearts, then we will confess it with our mouths and the actions and reactions of our lives!
Amazing Love! John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” What an amazing love and what an amazing gift. May we all live in the power of right relationship with our Creator and Sustainer God! And if I can help you in any way to grow in this relationship, then please feel free to call on me!