6 For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly.
7 For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die—
8 but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
Sin is what intrinsically defines us before we come to know Christ. It is what separated us from God and set us on a path to eternal punishment. That is the beauty of Salvation, despite our sin, Christ still came and died for us because we were not capable of saving ourselves.
The main message that this passage gives is that we were full of sin and that there was nothing inherently good in us. The whole point is what drove Christ to the cross was His unconditional love for us. His love is not based on merit, or anything that we can do to gain or earn it. It is based on the love that He has for us and the fact that He did not want to see His creation perish for all eternity.
This is a love that cannot be compared to anything else in this world. Jesus Christ is the very definition of love and He displayed that on the cross when He died for our sins. He was a sinless and full of good but because the world was heading towards destruction, He chose to save us.
The Gospel Message is driven by God’s love and without us fully understanding or accepting that we were full of sin and undeserving of love, then the Gospel will be real in our lives. The Gospel is recognizing that you are filled with flaws and sin, yet God’s love trumps it all and we are invited to come to the throne of Grace and accept the message of salvation.