When We Were Powerless, Christ Died For Us—Romans 5:6

"You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly" (Romans 5:6)

Who knew?

Who knew, dying a criminal’s death on a Roman cross would be the key to unlocking what humanity works so hard for—peace with God.

Paul explains his logic, “He was delivered over to death for our sins and was raised to life for our justification” (Rom. 4:25). He says, now we have peace with God (Rom. 5:1).

This happened when we were powerless to help ourselves.

He didn’t wait for us to get it together (whatever that means). We weren’t even waiting and ready for Him to come; He came at just the right time. That’s good news!

This means there is nothing, again nothing, we add to it. God invites us to enjoy it. To enjoy peace between us and the Father, to enjoy the fact that Jesus died for us, paid for our sins and now invites us into a relationship with Him.


What comes to mind when thinking about God dying for the ungodly?

What comes to mind when you think about God dying for you?

Take a moment to thank Jesus for this gift.

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Original article published July 23, 2009.

Juli Camarin

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