6-8 For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. For one will scarcely die for a righteous person- though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die- but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
I love the reality of these verses. A man may choose to die for someone that is a good person- but for a 'bad' person, would someone sacrifice their life? That makes God's love so much different than a human's love and separates His magnificance from our insignificant selves. Jesus died for us while we were in sin. He did not come to die for the righteous- but for the greedy, the malicious, the drunkards, the idolaters, the adulterers, the murderers, the liars, the selfish. All of us, at one point in our lives fell into one of those descriptions. For some, including me, I fell into a few. 1 Corinthians 6:9-11~ Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor the idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you. But you were wahsed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God. How amazing.
10 For while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by his life.
18-19 Therefore, as one trespass led to condemnation for all men, so one act of righteousness leads to justification and life for all men. For as by one man's disobedience the many were made sinners, so by the one man's obedience the many will be made righteous.
This verse is neat because it takes us back to Genesis and the story of Adam and Eve. It parallels the sin of Adam to the righteousness of Christ. What Adam did in leading all men to condemnation is made right by Jesus dying on the cross that leads all men to justification and life. Through Adam's disobedience we were made sinners, but through Jesus' obedience we were made blameless. I absolutely love when we can connect or when Scripture connects Old Testament with New Testament!