You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:6-8
We can be sure of God’s love since he did so much for us when we were helpless. We were ungodly, we were still sinners, and we were his enemies. Jesus died for that kind of person. The word translated “for” is the Greek preposition “huper” used in substitution contexts. Jesus died in our place. God freely chooses to love us and by doing so confers worth on us through our faith in him.
Today’s Bible Readings:
Deuteronomy 29-30, Luke 11:37-12:7, Psalm 78:1-31 and Proverbs 12:19-20