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Read Romans 5:1-8


Read Romans 5:1-8

5  Now that we have been put right with God through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. 2He has brought us by faith into this experience of God’s grace, in which we now live. And so we boast of the hope we have of sharing God’s glory! 3We also boast of our troubles, because we know that trouble produces endurance, 4endurance brings God’s approval, and his approval creates hope. 5This hope does not disappoint us, for God has poured out his love into our hearts by means of the Holy Spirit, who is God’s gift to us.
6 For when we were still helpless, Christ died for the wicked at the time that God chose. 7It is a difficult thing for someone to die for a righteous person. It may even be that someone might dare to die for a good person. 8But God has shown us how much he loves us—it was while we were still sinners that Christ died for us!


Abraham didn't know the strangers he served.  Were they worthy?  It didn't matter - Abraham had decided to live in a way that offered love first.  Paul declares:  "...while we were still sinners Christ died for us!"  We are loved and welcomed as we are.  We are called to love and welcome unconditionally.


Pour Your Holy Spirit into my heart.  And let it flow into the world.

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