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- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
5:8 But God recommendeth - A most elegant expression. Those are wont to be recommended to us, who were before either unknown to, or alienated from, us. While we were sinners - So far from being good, that we were not even just.
Ro 5:8 But God commendeth his love. His love is not like human love. Christ died, not for friends, but for enemies. It was "while we were yet sinners" that he died for us.
Nicholus Ariedi's comment on 2014-03-09 05:26:36:
Unconditional love the true charater of our Christ Jesus so those who bear his name ought to arm ourselves with the same character towards those we think and see as sinners to love them so we can win them for Christ because christ came us then to them through us
Martha Harden's comment on 2014-01-14 13:59:34:
I always try to make that verse be as "personal" to me as I can. While "I" was yet a sinner, Christ died for me. By doing so (making it personal), It makes me try harder to pattern my life as someone that is worthy of such "unconditional love". Sometimes when I'm feeling "blue", all I have to do is remember that God loves ME! ME! What an awesome feeling--
Revival 2013's comment on 2013-09-05 01:08:14:
God has shown his love to all humanity ever since the creation of the world his love has been evident. From His invisible qualities becoming our gifts to see like the trees and the stars and all else He has created surely God has shown His love for thee. At the right time God sent His only Son into the world and took upon the sins of all humanity so that we could live eternally with Our Lord Jesus Christ in heaven. While we were powerless to redeem our sinful selves at birth Christ died for us and this is how He showed his great love for all, by becoming an atoning sacrifice for you and me.
Theresa's comment on 2013-06-05 23:48:35:
It means to me that God loves us no matter what . He sent his son Jesus to die on the cross for our sins. For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son that whosoever believeth on him should not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16
Plas Jaramillo's comment on 2013-03-30 08:54:50:
I like Darby's rendering "commends His love to us." So, if we receive His love it is ours and all we do is act accodingly. Praise God! Hallelujah!!
Nelisiwe's comment on 2012-10-12 14:49:15:
Itís amazing to think that God gave up his son for me and loves me unconditionally regardless of my short comings yet I fail to lay down my heart and love not just those who are close to me. I pray that he helps me and plant his humbleness in my heart for I know that if he lives in me all will be as he wants me as his child to carry his name.
Queenie's comment on 2012-04-17 00:17:06:
Ithink the verseis trying to tell us no matter how people treat you or behavior is not nice and act around you you should love them anyway because we act like that to Jesus and he still love us he died to save our sins
Susan Dalton's comment on 2012-02-11 15:15:05:
"But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us." (Romans 5:8)
Have you ever been in the presence of someone whose behavior made you want to pull back from them? Naturally, you did not desire to be around them. You did not want to extend yourself out to that one. In other words, you did not want to love that person.
You also know this person cannot love you. They may relate to you, but, as they are they cannot love.
You feel this is a one-sided relationship. You love, they do not. It does not sound like a relationship you want to invest in. It does not sound like a person you want "to love." But, that is Christ's love. That is God's love.
When we were very unlovely, God loved us. When we could not love God, He loved us. When we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
That is love. That is the love wherewith we are to love one another.
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