How God loves his enemies – Romans 5:10 | 2-minute meditation


In Romans 5:10, Paul impresses on us the power of Christ’s death AND resurrection.

Romans 5:10
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We see another of the Apostle Paul’s wonderful, logical, but powerful statements in Romans, chapter 5, verse 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.

So first you have the death of Christ that brings reconciliation. It had the power to put our relationship right with God. And now, he’s not dead anymore. He’s alive. So, the power of the risen Christ, how does that compare to the power of his death? Much more than reconciliation now, we get salvation through his life. Do you see?

And look how much God loves us, that we weren’t reconciled to him. We were his enemies. And that’s when he sent Jesus to die. Because the power of Jesus’s death restored that broken relationship that we had with God. This is God demonstrating, modelling for us how to love our enemies.

Can we love our enemies that much? Jesus said we should, and we should pray for those who persecute us.

But then, oh, how wonderful. We’ve got the reconciliation and that’s great, but we’re still bound for death unless, following the reconciliation, we have the salvation that the power of the resurrection of Christ secured for us.

This is hope for all. We can be reconciled with the God that we have hated. And then we can be saved and have eternal life.

We keep coming back to this God. We have to thank you again and again. For not just restoring our relationship while we still were sinners, but for bringing us into salvation too. Thank you for your love for us. Amen.

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