As you can probably guess, (and I am sure that I’ve mentioned it), I love reading the Holy Bible. I love the fact that With Hope & Joy exists, too, in hopes that we will find fellowship together!
Very recently, a dear friend showed me a series of scriptures called “Romans Road.” It is the plan of salvation through faith in Jesus Christ. It is beautiful and I want to share it with you.
I have been moving closer to God for a long while now at this point in my life. Not too long ago I read somewhere, as we begin to understand more of what the Word is telling us, we go through another stage. For me, it has been both painful and uplifting. I’d call it confusing, but that isn’t exactly how it feels; it feels as if a shade was lifted and the beautiful day has come even closer. It feels like a baring of my innermost heart and soul.
A hundred times a day I call out to Jesus to help me refocus my mind on only Him and our Heavenly Father so that I might know that I am surrendering to God’s will and not my own.
Romans Road is a collection of verses, human assembled, so some collections have more, some less, but for the most part Romans Road consists of five parts.
The first part of Romans Road confirms that every human is sinful and that God is holy. It explains to us how deep this problem is and the consequences we face. God set into place laws for us to obey. Disobedience to God is sin. God has written His laws in our hearts, on our conscience.
As it is written: “There is no one righteous, not even one.”Romans 3:10
For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.Romans 3:23
Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and this way death came to all people, because all sinned –Romans 5:12
Consequences are often difficult. This one is even bigger. The consequence of sinning and breaking the laws of our eternal and infinite heavenly Father is eternal death and hell.
For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities – his eternal power and divine nature – have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.Romans 1:20
For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.Roans 6:23
God created us, for His purpose. Jesus Christ is the good Shepard and we are his lost. No matter how far we fall, God waits for us to come to Him.
But God demonstrates his love for us in this: while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.Romans 5:8
We can be saved. Through confession and faith in Christ Jesus we are saved. It is a very humbling and beautiful joy to believe and know is true. There is no more fear of death because Jesus broke the power of sin and death on the cross and with His own blood, for us.
If you declare with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.Romans 10:9-10
For, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”Romans 10:13
Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.Romans 5:1
Therefore, there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.Romans 8:1
For I am convinced that neither death no life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.Romans 8:38-39
Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word about Christ.Romans 10:17
When my friend told me about Romans Road, I was drawn towards looking into it. Now, I take comfort in these scriptures as an easy collection to share with others what it communicated throughout the entirety of God’s Word.
What do you think? Know that you are welcome to share here. I wish for you to have a wonderful and blessed day!