Main point summary
God demonstrates His love to us in the death of Christ for us. He saved us from wrath and gave us life by reconciling us to Himself. We rejoice in God because of that fact.
For when we were still without strength, in due time
* Christ died for the ungodly.
For scarcely for a righteous man will one die;
yet perhaps for a good man someone would even dare to die.
But * God demonstrates His own love toward us,
in that while we were still sinners,
Christ died for us.
Much more then , having now been justified * by His blood,
we shall be saved * from wrath through Him.
For * if when we were enemies
* we were reconciled to God
through the death of His Son,
much more (then) , having been reconciled,
we shall be saved * by His life.
And not only that,
but we also * rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ,
through whom we have now received the reconciliation.
Also mentioned in 4:5 - 5 And to the one who does not work but x believes in 1 him who justifies the ungodly , his faith is counted as righteousness,
Christ died for the ungodly Verse 6 - There was nothing pleasant in the ungodly (in ourselves) that Christ died for us. God loved us and Christ died for us because we are the works of His hands. God is pleased that all the fullness should dwell in Christ. So in Christ God reconciled us to Himself. The love of God The idea in verses 7-9 is that a man might (not likely though) die for a perfect man, and even less for one that has done some bad things. In contrast to that mans love, God demonstrates His love to ungodly, wicked, sinners in that Christ died for us while we were still in ours sins. Enemies reconciled to God Verse 10-11 - We the enemies of God, were reconciled to God through the death of Christ. If we are reconciled by Christ's death, we will be saved by His life. Christ is alive and we may be assured of our salvation. So we are reconciled to God by Christ's death, saved by Christ's life, and now we rejoice in God for these facts.
For it pleased the Father that * in Him all the fullness should dwell,
and * by Him to reconcile * all things to Himself, by Him,
whether things on earth
or things in heaven,
* having made peace
through the blood of His cross.
* who once were alienated and enemies
in your mind
* by wicked works,
yet now He has * reconciled
* in the body of His flesh
* to present you holy,
and above reproach
in His sight—
2 Co 5:18-19
2 Corinthians 5:18-19
Now all things are of God,
* who has reconciled us to Himself
through Jesus Christ,
and has given us the ministry of reconciliation ,
that is, that * God was in Christ
reconciling the world to Himself,
not imputing their trespasses to them,
and has committed to us the word of reconciliation .