This verse is more than just a part of the “Roman’s Road”. It is way more than just a quoted cliché that puts a person in position to say a prayer. This verse teaches us the depth of God’s Love toward the world. As a parent of four children and husband of a wonderful wife, I would find it very easy to give my life for them. I have friends and family that I would definitely consider dying in their place. However; if someone asked me to take the place of a pedophile, rapist, or sadistic murder I would respond with a blatant “NO”! I would go as far as to say they are getting what they deserve. Don’t think yourself too spiritual at this moment, because you are thinking the same thing. We see by this response how our love is limited to certain people. Now, we must look toward the love of Christ. We see that He died for all those above. We must understand that Christ did not die for us after we became righteous, but died for us before we were righteous in order for us to become righteous.
- The Love of God is Unrestricted: This means that it is not restricted to those we think deserve it. Reality check…none of us deserve it!
- The Love of God is Unlimited: There are no limits to God’s love. Just when we think there is no way God could someone like that, we see the vault of God’s mercy open up and pour itself out upon an undeserving sinner just like us. After all, Ephesians teaches us that God is “rich in mercy”.
- The Love of God is Unbiased: God is no respecter of persons. It is not a matter of merit, but it is matter of mercy. God’s love is not a matter of being good, but it is matter of grace. Christ died while we were still sinners.
Today’s Challenge: Worship God through the reality of His love. Compare God’s love to ours and see notice how much we lack in the attributes of God.