“For when we were without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.” (Romans 5:6 KJV)
Paul knew this was God’s plan from the beginning. He knew that on God’s time, we will be made ready for the cross, to die with Christ and to rise IN Him.
“According as he hath chosen us IN him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love.” (Ephesians 1:4 KJV)
In Romans 5:6, Paul lets us know that God saw human beings without hope, without strength and not knowing which way to go. He would send His only begotten Son to wipe our sin-stained slates clean. When He died, our old lives died. When He rose, we rose into a new life IN Christ. Christ now lives in every believer. We are New Creations, holy and blameless before God.