Romans 5:8 God’s Demonstration Of True Love

But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8

According to the world, true love shows what is in it for self. People ask what they can get out of love for themselves, rather than what they can give to others. Even in the process of giving to others, it is often to gain some recognition or power for self.

The world recognizes that the best love is when one person sacrifices himself to save or help another person. This can be seen among the military and emergency personnel.

Paul tells the people that God demonstrated His love for everyone by having Jesus die for them, while they were still sinners.

It is common for many people to feel as if they need to clean up their life and be holy in order for them to come to believe in Jesus or approach God at all. Many people will not even give God a chance, because they know that they are a sinful person, who cannot really change.

God has a love that is perfect and is willing to go above and beyond the ways of this world. Instead of waiting for people to change themselves, God shows His love by dying for the people, while they are still against Him.

All a person must do is repent of his sins and believe in what Jesus did for him. Once this is done, God can then work on him to change him into the person God wants him to be. He can work on removing sinful habits and making him holy and righteous in Christ Jesus.

The first step in all of this amazing process was taken by God. He chose to show His perfect love first and all people need to do is accept it and then work on being changed.

God loves you. He loves you so much that He was willing to have Jesus die for you, while you were still against Him.

Take a moment to recognize how much God loves you to die for you while you hated Him. Give your life to God, by repenting of your sins and having faith in what Jesus did for you.

Do not reject God’s great love for you. He is willing to give you life, abundant life, if you just trust in Him.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that you will know the love God has for you; that you will know what Jesus did for you; that you will have faith in Jesus; and that you will allow God to change your life.

Romans 5:8 Jesus Died For You

But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8

It is very common, when thinking about someone who died for someone else, to think about those who had been in the military or those in emergency services. There have been many in those fields who have died in their attempts to save someone else from trouble.

Most people, however, do not have the experience of someone dying in the process of saving their life. The people who did the saving, usually lived with no problems or complications.

After pointing out that everyone had sinned, Paul points out how great God’s love is. It was while people were sinners and hated Him, that Jesus died for them.

The thought of someone dying for one’s self is an abstract concept for most people. They do not have the physical experience of experiencing someone dying for them before their very eyes.

Even though it was nearly 2,000 years ago, Jesus did die for every person. God’s love was so great for every person, that He had to make a way for people to be able to fellowship with Him. God could not allow sin around Him, so He provided Jesus to die for every person to allow each one into heaven.

Often many people think about Jesus dying for someone else and not themselves. They feel that they are too bad of a person for Jesus to do what He did for them. This is a false lie of the enemy. God’s love was focused on all the individuals, not just the majority or the whole.

God, in His perfect love, loves each person as if he were the only person who existed. If only one person had sinned, Jesus would still have died for that person.

There may be times when you feel unworthy and unloved. While the world may ignore you, God doesn’t ignore you. He loves you with an eternal perfect love. Jesus died for you, as though you were the only one in this world who had sinned. And He did this while you were a sinner and hated Him.

Jesus provides the forgiveness you need. Believe in what He did for you and live as God desires of you. Do not believe the lies of the world that Jesus did not die for you or that God does not love you.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that you will know God’s love for you; that you will know God’s forgiveness given to you; that you will know Jesus died for you; and that you will tell others of God’s love for them.