Very rarely will someone die for a righteous man. Although for a good one someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates His love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us! – Rom 5:7-8
Paul reveals so much truth in the Scriptures that are found in the letter to the Romans. Here we are being shown the justification by which those who are found in Christ, come to salvation. It is not by my work or the works of any man but purely through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ, the one who was fully justified by His perfect life.
You see if it were up to me, I would possibly dare to die for a “good” person. After 21 years of service, I would probably lay down my life for someone who I thought was “worth” the effort and sacrifice. But the question came to me as I was reading this, “Would I do for the murder, child molester, or the drug addict?
That is just what Jesus did, He died for the worst of the worst and the best of the best. For if it were left to me and my works, I know I would work really hard for those who had something for me in return. I would sacrifice for those I thought to be worthy. Yet Christ died for all, His justification covers anyone who would come to Him and we are not to stand in the way either.
Praise Jesus I am saved to work, but not by my works or by my own hand. My own justifications would never be enough. I cannot do enough or say enough or bring enough souls to Jesus to cover the sin in my life. So instead, I am going to remember that it is only Christ’s blood that covers me. I am going to stop trying to be saved and stay saved and instead honor Christ by loving others how He loved me, without judgement.