Friday, December 21, 2012

Romans 5

Romans 5 is another really good chapter!

This chapter starts by talking about how our faith in God is what really saves us. We also know that with God we know that when there is hard times we can give the problem to God and he will handle it. We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance. (4) and endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation. (5) and this hope will not lead to disappointment. For we know how dearly God loves us because he has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love. (Romans 5:3-5 NLT). This chunk of scripture is talking about how with God we don't have to worry about our problems, because when we turn them over to God we know that he will handle them. It also talks about how much our faith will grow when we trust him. The it talks about how Jesus came and died for us, which shows how much he loves us. Has there ever been a time when it was really hard to trust God with something? Why do you think it was so hard?

The next thing Romans 5 talks about is the sin that Adam brought into the world. While Adam brought sin into the world Jesus brought forgiveness into the world. Adams sin led to condemnation but Jesus' gift led to us being with God. (v 16). then it says: Yes, Adam's one sin brings condemnation fro everyone, but Christs one act of righteousness brings a right relationship with God and new life for everyone. (Romans 5:18).   

1 comment:

Joe Hinkle said...

Answers to questions
- When I was really mad at my brother and I had to give up my anger and trust God
- Because I really wanted to hold a grudge

I really liked verse 8 because it talks about how even though we are not worthy at all to be forgiven, Christ died for us. It is such an amazing act of love and grace with we do not desire.

8but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

Verses 18-21 really hit me because I realized why Jesus dies on the cross and why that saved us. Verses 19 especially shows us this. One man's disobedience (Adam) put man into sin, but one man's obedience (Jesus) put man into righteousness and that righteousness leads us to the Lord!

18Therefore, as one trespass led to condemnation for all men, so one act of righteousness leads to justification and life for all men. 19For as by the one man's disobedience the many were made sinners, so by the one man's obedience the many will be made righteous. 20Now the law came in to increase the trespass, but where sin increased, grace abounded all the more, 21so that, as sin reigned in death, grace also might reign through righteousness leading to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.