Romans: Day 21

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Today's Text: Romans 5:8

Memorizing Scripture is one of the best ways to carry God-breathed truth, instruction, and reproof wherever we go.

As we read through Romans together, we are memorizing the steps in the Romans Road to salvation, a concise explanation of the gospel using verses from this epistle. The third step presents the solution to our problem: Jesus.

But God proves his own love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
—Romans 5:8

Write this passage down and post it on your mirror or at your desk, in your car or on the fridge—anywhere you’ll see it often. Save the image below as your phone’s lock screen so you can read these words of truth throughout the day.

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  • I love this scripture!

  • What a great passage and reminder Amen

  • AMEN!!!!

  • I love this verse. I cling to it when I feel I’m not good enough and drenched in shame of my sin. I meditate on the truth that even before I set eyes on Him I was already loved in my ugliness, and he loves me just the same today. I have always and will always be loved by Jesus and there’s nothing I can do about it, good or bad.

  • Growing up I always struggled with the God sending His own Son to die as the only payment for my sins! Why would He do that?! He created the world, knew that Adam and Eve would sin, and He could have made restitution any other way. WHY would He CHOOSE to make His Son’s death the ONLY way?? As I got older and had my own children, I realized the magnitude of this even more and this verse perfectly describes the reason why: “God PROVES His love in this…”the only way to fully grasp the love of God is to understand the great lengths that He went to, to prove it to us! He sent His one and only Son to die in our place because no other way would fully describe the magnitude of His love! He didn’t have to prove anything to us, but He chose to because He knew we would doubt His words, but we cannot deny His actions, for they always speak louder than words❤️

  • churchmouse

    Many times someone has said something that seemed so far fetched as to be unbelievable. My reaction was a quick “Prove it!” I wanted verifiable evidence from a reliable source that what they said was indeed true. It seems farfetched and unbelievable that the God of the universe (the entire world! Galaxies! Planets! The sun! Etc. Etc.) would care about, let alone love, little old me. Looking at how I naturally am(not so good), it’s easy to doubt God’s involvement, let alone any love. I know how I am and I know how He is. You say God loves ME? … Prove it… And oh my He did. The greatest proof of His love is stated in this verse, Romans 5:8. He sent His Son to die for me while I was still a sinner. It makes more sense that He would wait to see a little gratitude, a little repentance and a few good works before He’d even consider permitting His Son to take my place on that cross. But no, He doesn’t operate on common sense. He operates on love. He proved His great love by sending His Son when I didn’t deserve it AT ALL. Not one iota. Wow. I have my verifiable evidence (Jesus died on the cross for my sins for my redemption ) from a reliable source (God Himself in His Word). That, my dear friends, is proof positive.

    • Erin

      ❤️

    • Chris Gruhlke

      Churchmouse I am so with you on this! The book of Romans is one that I am familiar with yet I don’t think I’ve really ever been able to grasp. I have no clue why the Creator of all things would sacrifice so much for me. Grateful that He did!

  • Karen From Virginia

    I am so grateful for these studies by SRT. Remembering daily that gospel changes our lives. It is amazing but often in the dailiness of life I focus on my performance and how I can fall short. But the Scriptures remind me, that I am loved long before I asked Jesus in my heart. That is where the hope. And the hope for the lost world.

  • One of my favorite verses! I am so thankful that He loved me with full knowledge of all of my sinfulness. Nothing I do surprises Him or takes me out of that love. HE IS SO GOOD!

  • I love to read conversion stories, and this reminded me of David Suchet and his story of conversion because he says it was the Letter to the Romans that lead him to believe and start his journey. He also speaks of the struggles along this journey.

    I love Romans. It’s like I feel the power of Paul’s words but can’t grasp much of it and that challenges me to read and read again, because I want to grasp a bit more each time (I don’t know if that makes sense :) ). This study and the comments have helped me a lot so far.
    Thank you SRT!

    https://jewsforjesus.org/publications/issues/issues-v18-n10/david-suchet-looking-for-something-beyond/

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