“Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from the wrath of God through Him.” – Romans 5:9 (NASB)
In the fifth chapter of the book of Romans, the Apostle Paul wrote to faith believers in the city of Rome, confirming promises we have:
- The promise of a relationship of peace with God.
- The promise of grace, providing standing before God.
- The promise of hope that will never cause us to be disappointed. What He has said He will indeed do.
- The promise of God’s perfect love as it is poured out and into our lives. God’s love for us is eternal and permanent.
Today in the ninth verse, a fifth promise. We are saved from the wrath of God as described for in Romans 1:18 is not an impulsive outburst of anger aimed capriciously at people whom God does not like. It is the settled, determined response of a righteous and just God against sin. Faith believers have been, are being, and will be saved from God’s wrath through Christ’s violent, substitutionary death. References to the blood of the Savior include the reality that He bled in His death. The term “blood” is used as a graphic way to describe violent death in our place.