Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,Romans 5:1(NASB)
Being saved by grace through faith in Christ, unlocks the door to a myriad of blessings for each believer. Sometimes we are unaware of the abundant blessings that have become ours at the point of our salvation and sometimes it takes time to become aware of all the gifts of grace that have been bountifully bestowed upon us, in Christ Jesus. One of the many important free gifts of God's grace to all believers is that we are justified, we are made right with God, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Paul's logical discourse through the early chapters of Romans leaves no one in any doubt that they are a sinner and at enmity with God. They are guilty before God, and therefore eternally separated from their Creator and all that is good, for the wages of sin is death. But accompanying this devastating knowledge is a glorious truth: that the gift of God is eternal life, through Jesus Christ our Lord.
We are justified by faith. We are made righteous by faith. We have peace with God by faith, which means that instead of being at enmity with God through sin, we are at peace with God through faith in Christ. Instead of being eternally separated from God by sin, we have been placed in eternal union with Him, by faith in Christ.
Sin separated us from God and the wrath of God is on everything that is sinful, including sinners. BUT since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Praise God for His inestimable gift of grace.
Loving Father, how wonderful to know that I have peace with You, through faith in Christ Jesus. The wrath that should have been poured out on me, because of my sin, was poured out on Your only begotten Son, Who willingly took the punishment that I deserved. He did this so that I could have peace with You for ever. Thank You for Your grace and mercy toward me. In Jesus' name I pray, AMEN.
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