Daily Devotional: Day 98
“For scarcely for a righteous man will one die; yet perhaps for a good man someone would even dare to die. But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:7-8, NKJV).
Take a careful look at today’s Scripture reading. What you see is a succinct description of God’s love for you. The Bible says that even in normal life, it is rare for one to die for a righteous man; though perhaps for a good man, someone might consider dying for him.
The Bible is clear that Jesus died for a class of people called ‘sinners.’ Bear in mind that Jesus was sinless and spotless. He overcame every temptation and fulfilled God’s Law to the fullest. But, why would a sinless, innocent Man die for a sinner? After all, it is only fair that sinners should pay for their own sins. Well, the answer to that question is found in the famous four-letter word: love.
The Bible says, God shows His love for us, in that while we were still sinners – not while we were good people – Christ died for us. If Christ had died for good people, you might say that His death makes sense. But what is the sense in the Innocent Son of God dying for sinners, most of whom are wicked and ungrateful? Why? Why would this Man die for people who didn’t deserve His love? Again, the answer is: God so loved us that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life (cf. John 3:16).
Jesus’ love for you drove Him to death. Jesus went to the Cross and shed His blood, because He believed, and still believes, that you are worth saving. See how He loves you. My question for you today is: Is this Man worth your love, your time, your devotion and your worship? I hope you said a big “Yes!!!”
My Father in heaven, your love for me is beyond my imagination. I know that it was this love that drove you to send your Innocent Son to die for me. Lord, I can’t thank you enough. Accept the humble sacrifice of my lifelong devotion to you. In the Name of Jesus. Amen.
For further study: John 10:1-30