Right on Time
Read Romans 5:1 through 8:39
God is never late. Although it can feel to us that He is tardy, God knows exactly when to show up. Think about the number of variables that factor into the timing of Jesus’ death and resurrection. It had to happen at a specific time and place, when certain people were in power, and it had to be timed in order to fulfill prophecies made hundreds of years before.
Most importantly, Jesus had to die at the time that would fulfill God’s plan for saving His people.
When we were utterly helpless, Christ came at just the right time and died for us sinners (Romans 5:6).
The events that came together to culminate the greatest moment in human history were carefully orchestrated by God and executed through the work of His Spirit. Jesus, at the center of it all, offered himself freely to bring salvation to those who would trust Him. Humanity was powerless, totally unable to change its status as condemned sinners. God’s plan of salvation was perfectly timed to bring hope, grace, and peace to the whole world.
Thought for Today: We honor God when we share His master plan of salvation with the world.
Quicklook: Romans 5:1–11