1.3 – Assurance of God’s Love – Romans 5:5

Hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us (NIV).

Hope does not disappoint us, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit that has been given to us (NRSV).

Reflect on Romans 5:5

  • Read Romans 5 to gain a context for Paul’s word of hope.
  • You might want to read chapter 5 in The MESSAGE to gain a fresh perspective on God’s Word.
  • Paul mentions the emotions of hope, disappointment, and love.  When have you experienced these emotions in your own life?
  • Reflect on a relationship where each of the above emotions was played out.  Where has God had a similar moment with you?