Today's Verse: Romans 5:8

Wednesday, May 8, 2024

But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
— Romans 5:8
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Thoughts on Today's Verse...

God didn't wait till we were "good enough" to bring us his salvation. Notice the words in this context (Romans 5:6-10) to describe us without grace: powerless, ungodly, sinners, and enemies. God sent Jesus when we were lost and desperately needed his grace. But then, that's what love really means by God's definition and chosen actions (1 John 3:16). It's more than something declared or felt; it's something radically demonstrated!

My Prayer...

Holy and loving Father, thank you for demonstrating your love in such powerful and sacrificial ways through Jesus, in whose name we pray. Amen.

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About This Devotional

Today's Verse is a free daily devotional that includes a Bible verse, thought and prayer.

The Thoughts and Prayer on Today's Verse are written by Phil Ware.

All scripture quotations, unless otherwise indicated, are taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION. © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan Publishing House.