Romans 5:6–11 (ESV)
Peace with God Through Faith (Part 2)
6 For while we were
still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. 7 For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die— 8 but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ
died for us. 9 Since, therefore, we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God. 10 For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall
we be saved by his life. 11 More than that, we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.
When I read today’s reading, I think of Peter saying
I will never deny you... yet he does! Three times in a matter of minutes. Compare that to verse 7: “For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die— 8 but God shows
his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” We may make big claims but when your life is on the line... most likely you too would back down... just like Peter. For me, I have my wife to think about, and my three
kids. But whether we debate about such a decision, Jesus did not debate it. He did lay down his life for you. It wasn’t a dare. It wasn’t a bold statement like Peter’s. Jesus went to the cross and gave
his life for you and me. We have been “reconciled” through his life, death, and resurrection. That’s not just mere words, Jesus said it and did it!
I pray: O Lord, I thank
you for all you have done for me, a sinner and not worthy to be in your presence. Yet you loved me and gave your life for me. You reconciled me by your blood. I repent and want to do better. Thank you for your forgiveness and reconciliation.