Love That Produces Salvation
A Sermon on Romans 5:6-8
For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die—but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. (ESV)
It is the kindness of God that leads us to salvation. That kindness and love of God is evident throughout the book of Romans as The Doctor continues to proclaim its truth. Christ’s love ensures the finality of our salvation! It is easy to point out that most people do not truly understand the riches we have in salvation because of Christ’s love since we are sinful people. Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones breaks down Romans 5:6-8 and shares just how much we have received because of Christ’s love for His people. The first realization of this love is that Christ himself produced and created the thought of salvation before the foundation of the earth was made! A second realization is that Christ not only came to the earth, but He also chose to die to bear God’s wrath in our place. Finally, we need to consider the type of people that benefit from that salvation. These people are not wonderful, good-natured people; they are full of sin and completely undeserving! We are so weak and incapable of doing anything that would warrant salvation, and this alone proves that the Lord loved us enough to save us himself.