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- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
View Wesley's Notes for Romans 5:8
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.
View People's Bible Notes for Romans 5:8
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.
Plas Jaramillo's comment on 2013-03-30 09:54:50:
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 15:49:15:
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 01:17:06:
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 16:15:05:
"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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