Romans 5:8 - The Amazing Unconditional Love of God for Relationship.

Romans 5:8 (NIV) But God demonstrates his 
own love for us in this: While we were still 
sinners, Christ died for us.  

Romans 5:8 (NLT) But God showed his great 
love for us by sending Christ to die for us while 
we were still sinners.  


Theres an old riddle that says: What 
direction did the polar bear look when he turned his 
head to the right? To the left? And when he 
looked straight ahead? The answer in each case is 
south. He was standing on the North Pole. Its 
something like this with a term we find in Romans 
5:1"11. What does a Christian see if he looks back? 
If he looks ahead? If he looks around? 
Reconciliation! Looking back, we realize that the death of 
Jesus has changed our condition and our heart. We 
have been reconciled to God, and He has 
transformed us from enemy to friend (v. 10). Looking 
ahead we see an endless future in which Christ 
stands by our side, till ultimately we stand by His 
throughout eternity (v. 9). Looking around us, we find 
that we experience joy in serving Jesus. We have 
a now experience of reconciliation as 
well. Even the word saved is like this. Look 
back: you have been saved. Look ahead: you will be 
saved. Look around: you are being saved. Jesus is 
even now at work within to give you the power to 
live a holy life. Our past, our present, and our 
future are all transformed because of Him. Wherever 
we look, everything is bright and new, and 
completely different, because of Jesus Christ, Gods 
Son. [The 365-Day Devotional Commentary re Rom. 


   You see, at just the right time, when we 
were still powerless, Christ died for the 
ungodly. Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous 
person, though for a good person someone might 
possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates his own 
love for us in this: While we were still sinners, 
Christ died for us. (Romans 5:6-8, NIV) 
   Two men camping in the forest were 
enjoying their morning coffee when they suddenly 
spotted a very large, hungry grizzly bear lumbering 
toward them. One of the men quickly pulled on his 
running shoes. "Do you actually think you can outrun 
that grizzly bear?" his friend asked. 
   "I don't need to," he replied. "All I 
have to do is outrun you." 
   We've all had friends like that, haven't 
we? At the first threat of danger or hardship or 
difficulty, they're out the back door. So what makes for 
true friendship? It has been said that a true 
friend is one who walks in when others walk out. 
Thankfully, there have been people in my life who have 
stood by me and have been honest friends. But 
there's one thing of which I'm confident: I have 
found a true and loyal friend in Jesus Christ. 
   Jesus Christ offers His friendship to us. 
In fact, the New Testament goes so far as to 
say that we have been called by God the Father 
into fellowship with His Son (see 1 Corinthians 
1:9). But is it all one way? Do we really expect a 
friendship without a response on our part? A genuine 
relationship, obviously, is made up of two people 
committing themselves to one another. I can extend 
friendship to you, but until you return it to me, I 
can't legitimately say we're really friends. 
   Jesus demonstrated His willingness to 
have a friendship with us by what He did for us. 
He said, "Greater love has no one than this, 
than to lay down one's life for his friends" 
(John 15:13). Jesus forever proved just how 
dedicated He was to us when He did just that. [Every 
Day with Jesus by Greg Laurie] 


God Says to Come as You Are
   Everything that Jesus did for you, he did 
out of love. The Bible says that God made you to 
love you. The only reason youre alive is 
because you were made to be loved by God. 
   God made you and wants you alive so he 
can love you and so you can love him back. 
   God didnt just say he loved you; he 
demonstrated it. The Bible says, God showed his great 
love for us by sending Christ to die for us while 
we were still sinners (Romans 5:8NLT). It 
says he did this while we were still sinners. 
Before I even knew God or knew I needed God in my 
life, Jesus died for me. 
   Theres a myth that says Ive got to 
clean up my act before I can come to God: I 
have to get it all together. There are a few 
things I need to get right in my life first, and 
then Ill come to God. No! You come to God 
with your problems - the good, the bad, and the 
   Its like when we brush our teeth 
before we go to the dentist to have a teeth 
cleaning or when we wash the dishes before we put 
them in the dishwasher or when we pick up the 
house before the housecleaner gets there. Why do 
we do this? 
   God says, No, no! You dont have to 
clean up your act. Just bring it all to me. Bring 
me all your problems. I have all the answers. 
Come as you are. 
   If you dont act on this news, then the 
death of Jesus Christ and his Resurrection are 
wasted for you personally. It makes no difference 
in your life. You may recognize the gift, but 
you still have to receive it. 
   You will be saved, if you honestly 
say, Jesus is Lord, and if you believe with 
all your heart that God raised him from death. 
God will accept you and save you, if you truly 
believe this and tell it to others(Romans 10:9-10 
   God is not asking you to make a promise 
you cannot keep. God is asking you to believe a 
promise that only he can keep. [Daily Devotional by 
Rick Warren: https://pastorrick.com/devotional/] 


Romans 5:8 - The Amazing Unconditional Love 
of God. 



If anyone has a paraphrase, commentary or 
testimony on this passage of Scripture, either 
personal or otherwise, I would be interested in 
hearing from you.  Thanks in advance and let's keep 
uplifting Jesus that all might be drawn to Him. Fred 


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