Week of April 1 - Day 1

Scripture to Memorize: Romans 5:6

For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly.

Day 1 Read: Romans 5:6

For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly.

Reflect: What two words describe the condition of humanity according to Paul?

Consider: asthenōn, “without strength, feeble”; this word is used in John 5:5 to describe the man who had been sitting by the pool at Bethesda for 38 years; asebōn, “impious”; used also in Romans 4:5 to distinguish between someone who does acts of righteousness for the sole purpose of appearing religious versus the one who has no works, but recognizes their need for Jesus and places faith in Him.[1]

Respond: In what situations do you feel helpless? Is that the same as what Paul was referring to in this verse? Have you experienced that helplessness? If not, what could that say about your salvation experience? Spend time this week recognizing your desperate need for Christ as your Savior and give thanks for all He has done for you.

 

[1] John A. Witmer, “Romans,” in The Bible Knowledge Commentary: An Exposition of the Scriptures, ed. J. F. Walvoord and R. B. Zuck, vol. 2 (Wheaton, IL: Victor Books, 1985), 457.