I used to call this “verse of the week,” but since i haven’t been doing it weekly i decided to change the name.
* Rom 5:8 – ESV *
but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
This is an amazing statement of the condescending love of God. The Geneva Bible tells us in the study notes the reason God loves us in this way…
“He commends his love toward us, so that in the midst of our afflictions we may know assuredly that he will be present with us. ”
Love is an incredible tool in a time of affliction and fear. Knowing that God will never leave us or forsake us should give us confidence no matter what situation we may be in. Especially when coupled with an understanding of His sovereignty.