Romans 5:9 "Much more then, being justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him"
If you followed the news recently, you may have heard about the sudden shift in the stock market. How it skyrocketed for twelve months, and then a few weeks ago declined at a rapid rate. When it was going up people were up. When it went down, some commentators were reporting that the "sky was falling"! Well guess what, it started back up again.
I want to ask you a very important question…is your view of God's love for you up some days and down the next? If it were charted on a graph, how would it look? Perhaps after a great church service, you feel God's love for you is "up". Then you do something you shouldn't have, and you feel God's love for you is "down". Then you read your Bible, and you feel like God really loves you! Then you don't read your Bible one day, and your graph shows a decline. Here's some good news. God's love for you is constant. It never changes. Your behavior does not change God's love for you.
Romans 5:8 says "But God commended His love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us". Then in verse nine it says, "Much more then, being justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him". In other words, before you were saved, as a sinner, God's grace abounded toward you. How "much more then", after you were saved, did His grace super abound toward you. That's really big.
Fix your eyes on His love for you, not on your performance or behavior. His love for you is unshakable and immovable. When you do, you remain stable, settled and strong no matter how you "feel". No more up one day, and down the next. God's grace graph is always the same…love, love, love.