Peace and Access

ebruary 6 | Romans 5:1-2

“Having been justified, therefore, by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have had access by faith into this grace into which we have stood and we rejoice in hope of God’s glory.” (Romans 5:1–2)

When we hear the word peace we often think of stopping wars. We want to stop the fighting, and that’s a laudable goal. The Bible teaches we won’t see that kind of peace until Jesus returns. So the closer we get, it’s better than what we have now.

When the Bible talks about peace, it describes harmony in our relationships and the world. It’s more like unity and well-being than the cessation of hostilities among us. We long for peace because God our Creator gave us this longing.

When Jesus saved you, he gave you peace with him. You have harmony and unity with God, aligning with his plan and goals. More than that, he gives you free access into his presence. You can walk into his throne room and kneel at his feet, asking anything, and he hears you.

The Creator of the universe listens to you when you cry out to him. He’s not too busy to listen to his children. When you trusted in the grace of his salvation, he made you one of his own. And now you live by the hope of his promises for you every day.

Action Step: Trust in the peace and unity you have with God. You walk as one of his children. Stand in his grace and continue to trust in all of his promises as you hope for their fulfillment in your life.

Heavenly Father, thank you for your grace poured out for me. You have justified me, as if I’ve never sinned. You made me your friend. I rejoice in you and thank you for access into your throne room. Thank you for listening to my every prayer.

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