Daily Devotional 9-14-19

For if when 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.

Romans 5:10

The 5th chapter of Romans is the chapter of the five “much mores,” and is well worth considering. For example, verse 10 is full of hope and encouragement for the timid believer. It assures us that He who loved us enough to give His Son for us will never give us up and allow us to drift beyond His gracious care. We have been reconciled to Him by the sacrificial death of our blessed Lord. Much more then, having been brought into so happy a relationship with Himself, we shall be saved daily and eternally through the resurrection life of the same precious Savior who died for us on the cross. It is important to see that it is not His life on earth that is referred to. As to that we are saved—reconciled—by His death. His life had to be given up in order that He might redeem us. But now we who are redeemed are kept by the ever-living One who undertakes to see us safely through all possible circumstances, and bring us at last in triumph to the Father’s house.

Thy love we own, Lord Jesus;

For though Thy toils are ended,

Thy tender heart doth take its part

With those Thy grace befriended.

Thy sympathy, how precious!

Thou succourest in sorrow,

And bidst us cheer, while pilgrims here,

And haste the hopeful morrow.

 H. A. Ironside, The Continual Burnt Offering: Daily Meditations on the Word of God (Neptune, NJ: Loizeaux Brothers, 1994), 262.