The Way of God's Grace

If God had exposed to us our sinful and lost condition without manifesting that love and grace which could save us out of it how hopeless we should be. If, for instance, the Scripture had only stated that we were "without strength" and no more, we should have been plunged into the bottomless pit of despair. But it does not stop there. It says, "When we were yet without strength, in due time CHRIST DIED FOR THE UNGODLY." The dark background of our sin and helplessness is truly given, but upon it there flames the glory of the love of God. So that we can be thankful that our case was so utterly desperate, that it was beyond all human-help; for this very fact made the intervention of God a necessity, and the way in which He has intervened has won our hearts. We can glory in His love, commended to us even when we were yet sinners, by the death of Christ.