Romans (entry 5)

In Romans 5, Paul lays out a couple massive concepts. Simple enough to grasp, mind-bending to fully comprehend. Rather than dilute the beauty of the two ideas by explaining them, I’m simply going to quote them. Then, you can spend the rest of the day (or the rest of your life, if you prefer) stewing on them…

“Just as one person did it wrong and got us in all this trouble with sin and death, another person did it right and got us out of it. But more than just getting us out of trouble, he got us into life!”

“By entering through faith into what God has always wanted to do for us… we find ourselves standing where we always hoped we might stand– out in the wide open spaces of God’s grace and glory, standing tall and shouting our praise.”

Just for good measure, I’ll throw in a third remark from Paul:

“If, when we were at our worst, we were put on friendly terms with God by the sacrificial death of his Son, now that we’re at our best, just think of how our lives will expand and deepen by means of his resurrection life!”


Published by omerdylanredden

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