Saturday, March 22, 2014

Sunday Knox: Romans 5:1-2, 5-8

“Once justified, then, on the ground of our faith, let us enjoy peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,* as it was through him that we have obtained access, by faith, to that grace in which we stand. We are confident in the hope of attaining glory as the sons of God; Nor does this hope delude us; the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom we have received.  Were that hope vain, why did Christ, in his own appointed time, undergo death for us sinners, while we were still powerless to help ourselves?  It is hard enough to find anyone who will die on behalf of a just man, although perhaps there may be those who will face death for one so deserving.  But here, as if God meant to prove how well he loves us, it was while we were still sinners.”

Knox Note:
*Some Greek manuscripts have ‘we enjoy’ for ‘let us enjoy’.


“Since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith to this grace in which we stand, and we boast in hope of the glory of God. And hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us. For Christ, while we were still helpless, died at the appointed time for the ungodly. Indeed, only with difficulty does one die for a just person, though perhaps for a good person one might even find courage to die. But God proves his love for us in that while we were still sinners Christ died for us.


Tom said...

Tim, I'm something of a Bible newbie - just got a NOAB leather edition - and was wondering if I can store it on bookshelf without the box. Would make it more accessible but don't want to damage it. Any thoughts?

Timothy said...


Thanks for stopping by. I would say yes you absolutely can. Make sure it is out of direct sunlight and also that you don't stack any books on top of it. Also, make sure to use it often. The best way to keep a leather bible, particularly the premium leather ones, is to regularly handle it. The oil in your hands will help to keep your Bible in great shape.

Tom said...

Thanks Tim, good to know!