For while we were still helpless, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. For one will hardly die for a righteous man; though perhaps for the good man someone would dare even to die. But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from the wrath of God through Him. For 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. And not only this, but we also exult in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received the reconciliation.
Consider what the word of God tells us here. It describes us — every one of us — in very unflattering terms in our natural state before God. We were “helpless,” “ungodly,” “sinners,” “enemies.” The end of our natural course was not a pleasant one: the wrath of God. And there is nothing that helpless ungodly sinful enemies of God could ever do about that.
But then God did something beyond wonder — He sent His Son, Jesus Christ. And He has done what we never could do ourselves. He died for us. In Him the love of God is demonstrated toward us. He justifies us. He reconciles us. He saves us. This is true for all who are His, all whom He calls, all who look to Him and Him alone for salvation.
If this is something you have never considered, I would urge you to find a local biblical gospel-centered church and attend there. If the gospel is not preached there, if you do not hear about Christ and Him crucified, then keep searching for another church until you do. If you are in Louisville and do not have a church, then visit us at Midlane Park Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church. But please do not remain an enemy of God, under His eternal wrath.
And the testimony is this, that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. He who has the Son has the life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have the life.
1 John 5:11-12