Romans 5:8

There is a hymn that say,  "When nothing else could help, love lifted me." Verse  of our text tells us; For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die.

We will look at tree points for this text.

  1. How God lifted us - If we had to be lifted, there was something wrong in life.  Paul tells us we have peace with God, by whom we have also access to grace.  Because of the blood of Jesus, our state is perfect in God.  "I found in Him a resting place and He has made me glad, "  There is a melting process, then mellowing, next molding and last maturing. We glory in tribulations also.  Tribulations worketh patience.  Patience worketh hope and hope, experience,  II Corinthians 4: 8-10 we are troubled on every side.

  2. How God loves us - The gift of Christ is God's love.  God's love is Incomparable, Christ died not for righteous fold but for the ungodly.  When we look at Jesus hanging on a cross, he could have shown wrath, instead, He cried, Father forgive them, for they know not what they do.  God's love is unconditional, not if you do this, then I will do that, Oh what love!

  3. How God has loosed us - Sin has reigned supreme, put folk in the hospital, filled the jails, produced misery and hatred,  Thank God that He looked beyond our faults and saw our needs,   Because of the love of God I have been loosed!  When trials and tribulations come, I can depend on God.