Love Poured Out

One of the most beautiful and deeply comforting verses I have ever read is Romans 5:5 –

And hope does not put us to shame, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.

After writing to the believers in Rome of the awesome power of God revealed in the gospel, and presenting justification as a living experience based on the life of Abraham, Paul here draws a connection between grace and tribulation (vv. 2-3). As we stand in God’s grace, enjoying Him as our portion, we should also be able to boast in tribulation, seeing the trials we pass through as opportunities to know God’s supply.

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