Russell and Duenes

With Whom God Desired Reconciliation

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“Still helpless”

“Ungodly”

“Still sinners”

“[Under] the wrath of God”

“Enemies [of God]”

These are words St. Paul uses to describe us in Romans 5. Yet in what context is he describing us? He is telling his readers that this is who you were when Christ died for you. This was our condition. As Jesus was going to the cross for us, He had in his heart and mind that he was going for people who were helpless in sin, ungodly, sinners, rightly under His Father’s wrath, and indeed, His enemies. Jesus was not giving up His life for good and righteous people. His love was inestimable to the point of giving up His own Son for rebellious enemies who were not only helpless to effect their own salvation, but had no interest in doing so. It is these people with whom God desired reconciliation, at a cost beyond measure. I thought this was worth pondering.

-D

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Written by Michael Duenes

February 4, 2014 at 9:38 am

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