Peace With God
8th FEBRUARY, 2021
“Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:” [Romans 5:1 KJV]
To be justified by faith means there is a legal decree by virtue of the blood of Jesus, His death and resurrection, that gives us access to the righteousness of God and ultimately, His Kingdom. Being saved by faith through Christ Jesus opens a doorway for many blessings in our lives. One of such blessings is peace with God.
Having peace with God differs from having the peace of God. Having peace with God suggests there was enmity between God and us because of sin. So by virtue of believing in the death and resurrection of His son, Jesus Christ, we are now in right-standing with Him. Praise God for His inestimable gift of grace!
On the other hand, the peace of God means tranquillity and serenity of mind ‘which surpasses all of our understanding’ (Philippians 4:7).
Peace with God is better experienced than expressed through our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. It springs from His atonement on the cross and now we have peace with God through His Son. This is good news for us as believers.
The transaction of being justified is a comprehensive one for believers and so at no point in our lives must we feel condemned. We must learn to walk in the consciousness of the peace we have with God.
Dear Father, thank You for making a way for me to stand before You boldly as Yours. I pray that as I’m reminded today that Your grace bridged the gap between us, I’ll also be encouraged to extend grace to others.
Further Reading: Col 1:20 / Heb 13:20–21
Bible In One Year: Exodus [35–38]