“For if we, being enemies, were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more we will be saved in His life, having been reconciled” (Rom. 5:10).
The book of Romans presents a complete picture of God’s salvation in life. It is divided into two main sections, and Romans 5:10 serves as the crucial dividing point. Before this verse, Paul speaks of man’s need for reconciliation with God through the redemptive death of Christ. Based on Christ’s death and the operation of faith, we are no longer God’s enemies; rather, we are His sons in life. Beginning from Romans 5:10, Paul begins to speak of the operation of this divine life which is able to fully conform us to the image of Christ. Salvation involves much more than reconciliation; it also includes the daily operation of the law of the Spirit of life, which is able to sanctify, transform, renew, conform, and build us up into Christ’s Body, the corporate expression of God.