Today's Bible Chapter

Romans Chapter 5

Romans 5:9 – Faith in His Blood Justifies

How much more now will we be saved by him from wrath 1 by being pronounced innocent because of his blood. 2
1 How much more now will we be saved by him from wrath: GDS: we shall be saved from God’s anger. Compare notes on 1 Thessalonians 1:10 and 1 Thessalonians 5:9.
2 By being pronounced innocent because of his blood: Or, KJV: justified; TCN: pronounced righteous; WEY: acquitted. See notes on Romans 3:25. This is Paul’s second reference to the blood of Christ in Romans. The word “blood” occurs 23 times in the letter to the Hebrews. See 1 Corinthians 10:16; 11:25, 27; Colossians 1:20; 1 Peter 1:2, 19. Compare notes on Ephesians 1:7; 2:13; 1 John 1:7; 1 John 5:6-8.

Dear Friends of the Nazarene,

We choose Romans 5:9 as the theme verse of chapter five – The Gift f Blood. We reach the end of the opening arguments and here Paul states the conclusion or main point thus fair: we have been justified by faith. He continues to explain the blessings and benefits from this condition or state before God. He creates a chain of blessings including persecution, endurance, tested condition, hope. This hope will never disappoint causing shame. The reason is because God has flooded our hearts with His love by His Pneuma. [1-5]

Christ died for we sinners – not for the righteous or good. Though once at enmity with God we have not only been justified by Christ’s blood and saved from God’s anger, but we are being saved by the living Christ. As a result we boast or exult in our reconciliation. [6-11]

Sin entered the world because of Adam’s transgression and then spread to every human resulting in death. Paul argues that sin (the breaking of the Mosaic Law) is not charged where such a Law does not exist. Despite this, humans continued to die under the reign of Death. Paul does not say these pre-Law humans did not sin for he plainly says so in verse 12. He states they did not sin after Adam’s manner, against God and His command. The perfect, sinless, obedient Adam was a type pointing to Christ Jesus. [12-14]

Paul continues to contrast Adam’s sin with Christ’s obedience and the result of both. He introduces the Mosaic Law again as making sin abound more by its manifestation. As King-Sin ruled with death as the result, now King-Grace may rule with everlasting life as the result. [15-21]

Abba our father bless those who have faith in The Blood.

[24 December 2002]