10For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life.
10For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.
Unconfessed sin will make a Christian doubt their salvation and security in Jesus Christ. It is most important in times like this that they look to Scripture for the promises of God. Paul explains in this sermon on Romans 5:10 that God’s children are eternally safe and secure in Christ Jesus because of the work that He did on the cross. In the sermon titled “Security in Christ,” Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones discusses this assurance by focusing on this one verse in Romans. First, God sacrificed His Son on the cross to be the propitiation for sin. That act removed the enmity between God and saved humanity who were previously enemies with God. God chose not to impute their trespasses on them. Instead, He imputed the trespasses on Himself and imputed to His people His righteousness. If God did such an act as this to show His love, how much more would He continue that good work in His people? This new relationship with Christ means that His people are grafted into Christ and nothing can change that status.
Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones
Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones (1899-1981) was a Welsh evangelical minister who preached and taught in the Reformed tradition. His principal ministry was at Westminster Chapel, in central London, from 1939-1968, where he delivered multi-year expositions on books of the bible such as Romans, Ephesians and the Gospel of John. In addition to the MLJ Trust’s collection of 1,600 of these sermons in audio format, most of these great sermon series are available in book form (including a 14 volume collection of the Romans sermons), as are other series such as "Spiritual Depression", "Studies in the Sermon on the Mount" and "Great Biblical Doctrines". He is considered by many evangelical leaders today to be an authority on biblical truth and the sufficiency of Scripture.