The love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost

Posted: April 14, 2013 in christian living, ecclesia, Jesus

Romans 5 – And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us. For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die. But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life. And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.

This has been the theme of our conversation tonight and it’s enough to set my soul at perfect peace to think on what the Lord has done for me. I was a wicked sinner, without strength, without hope, and without God. Now the love of God is shed abroad in my heart by the Holy Ghost. It is no wonder angels long to look into this great salvation we have in our Lord Jesus Christ. I’ve briefly entertained the idea of some angel thinking “wow, satan was kicked out of heaven for his rebellion and reserved for the lake of fire but the Lord of glory shed his blood for that low life kid in Detroit?”.

But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us….And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.

I want this truth soaked into every part of my life and thoughts that I would not slip into the flesh but always walk in the Spirit pleasing Him with joy that the world does not give and can not take away either.

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Comments
  1. Just reading this passage of scripture again, I was struck in an entirely new way by what Christ did for us: and how His example should influence our own walk, as imitators of Him.

    This is a passage that we should meditate upon whenever we are attempted to be offended by someone’s actions against us.

    Our service to others [and kindness toward strangers] is always foremost an expression of the love we have in our hearts for God.

    Good word, Brother!!

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