Peace With God: Romans 5:1

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Peace With God 

Romans 5:1 

Scripture tells us that the peace of God exceeds anything we can understand. But we can’t experience that peace unless we have peace with God. How do we get peace with God?

Paul discusses that at the beginning of Romans 5. Peace, just like everything else in Christianity, must be built upon the foundation of faith in God.

Therefore, since we have been made right in God’s sight by faith, we have peace with God because of what Jesus Christ our Lord has done for us. Romans 5:1

When putting our faith in Christ, He cleanses us of all sin, thus giving us peace with God. Also, built upon that same faith we have other privileges.

Because of our faith, Christ has brought us into this place of undeserved privilege where we now stand, and we confidently and joyfully look forward to sharing God’s glory. Romans 5:2 

Undeserved Privilege 

This “undeserved privilege” is the same as saying we have been brought into His marvelous grace. Because of our sins, we deserve nothing more than God’s judgment.

God’s Word has revealed to us the splendor of an eternal home in heaven. Because of this undeserved privilege, we can look forward to sharing in His glory.

Since our faith has allowed us to enjoy peace with God, we can also experience the peace of God.

This peace helps to strengthen our faith and it builds our character through the difficulties life brings us.

  • We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials,  
  • for we know that they help us develop endurance and 
  • Endurance develops strength of character, and  
  • Character strengthens our confident hope of salvation.  
  • And this hope will not lead to disappointment. Romans 5:3-5 

Paul told us in verse 2, that we can confidently and joyfully look forward to the future. The reason for that stems from the fact that God loves us.

For we know how dearly God loves us, because he has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love. Romans 5:5 

The Lord is Always on Time 

Have you ever heard the saying, God is seldom early but He never shows up late? That seems to be a part of His character. But we can count on Him to always show up on time. 

When we were utterly helpless, Christ came at just the right time and died for us sinners. Romans 5:6

He still reaches out His hand to those helplessly stuck in the gutter of sin. Sometimes those in the gutter won’t take His hand. But He’s always willing to help the helpless.

With every bone in my body I will praise him: “Lord, who can compare with you? Who else rescues the helpless from the strong? Who else protects the helpless and poor from those who rob them?” Psalm 35:10 

 When we accept what Jesus did for us we escape all the condemnation sin put on us. Through His blood, we can live in peace knowing that God sees no wrong in us.

So now we can rejoice in our wonderful new relationship with God because our Lord Jesus Christ has made us friends of God. Romans 5:11 

About the Author: 

Pastor RobinRobin, with his wife Cindy, became children’s evangelists early in their ministry. They ministered to children full time for 8 years. During that time they developed several children’s stories which were told with visuals and puppets.

Robin recently turned two of those stories into children’s books. One is called “The Contest,” a book about the Fruit of the Spirit, and the other is called “Twas the Night of Christmas”.  He has also authored 5 volumes of devotional books called, 3 Minutes Alone with God. Each entry is a product of his personal biblical Journaling.

These and his other writings are available on his website called Christian Perspectives at www.ramckinley.com. When you visit this site, you can sign-up for newly written devotions as they come out which will be emailed to you.

Presently Robin is the pastor of Calvary Christian Center in Pottstown, PA. He is an ordained minister with the Assemblies of God. He and his wife make their home in Birdsboro, Pa. He also serves as the president of the local ministerium. He and Cindy have two married sons and four grandchildren. 

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