“For if when we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life” (Romans 5:10).
As Paul provides strength and encouragement to the Romans by His comforting words here, so he does for us. The same truth exists for us as it did for them.
We were God’s enemies when we were living out in sin and away from Him. Because of His love and mercy, he provided a way for us to be free from our sins and to have a relationship with Him: it was by the death of His Son—by the shedding of His blood on the cross.
But Jesus didn’t stay dead: by the power of God, Jesus came forth from the grave, conquering His last enemy, death, and coming back to life, completing the process of atonement.
As Paul explains to the Romans in the next chapter, we take advantage of this sacrificial act of Jesus when we obey from the heart the form of doctrine that was delivered.