The Hope of God's Grace (3)
Assurances That Bring Hope (v. 1-5)
6 For jwhile we were still weak, at the right time kChrist died for the ungodly. 7 For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die— 8 but lGod shows his love for us in that mwhile we were still sinners, Christ died for us. 9 Since, therefore, nwe have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from othe wrath of God.
The Cost of Hope & Peace (v.6-9)
That God has a wrath for sin that requires payment bugs a lot of sin.
Some are bothered with idea that someone has to die for our sins.
“If God really loves us, why can’t he just forgive the sin?”
The real question isn’t “why must someone die for my sin?”, it’s “Why would Jesus die for my sin?” (v. 7-8)
It is just the nature of God’s love that he sacrificed his own son for the ungodly (6) and sinners (8)—for those very people who had refused to honour and worship him (cf. 1:21–22).