Romans 5:1-8 NIV
Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we boast in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us. You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
These 8 verses are the Good News of Jesus, and of our salvation. Do read them again. And again - this time out aloud and slowly. Let the Holy Spirit bring out a word or phrase for you each time you read the passage. Go on, read it again.
Thank you, Lord, that at just the right time you died for me, the ungodly one. Amen.