“For scarcely for a righteous man will one die; yet perhaps for a good man someone would even dare to die. But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him” Romans 5:7-9 NKJV.
It is mindbogglingly to comprehend this type of love and verse 7 gives us an in-site of almost similar situations, almost as a way to give emphasis on the sacrificial love God has for us sinners. You find that many people want to change themselves first before accepting Christ. This mainly pushed by the guilt and unworthiness they feel in themselves and to a certain extent a fear of judgement by the church congregants. Truth of the matter is God wants you to come as you are as He is the One who knows exactly what needs to be dealt with for the transformation to be eternal. No man can change or influence change in you, only Christ does and it is through Him that we are saved from the wrath of God that is still to come. Christ did not die for the righteous, neither did He die for good people, it would have been too easy and it would not have the desired impact it required. His love is demonstrated through action and not only through words to further illustrated to us that love is a verb and not just an expression. Think about it, as bad as you were Christ died for you.
Lord, if ever I find myself ungrateful for anything, may You remind me that that while I was at my worst, you laid down Your life for mine. There is truly no greater love and for that I will sing a new song of praise and thanksgiving forevermore. Amen