Romans 5:1-2 – Devotional
“Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.”
If grace is not a blue eyed blonde, neither is faith a brown eyed brunette. Perhaps the best way to describe what we read here in Romans chapter 5 is faith in the completed works of Christ is the means by which we find peace that surpasses all.
There is no way we can be saved by doing anything. All of our works are nothing but filthy rags before a righteous and holy God. It is total dependence on the free gift He offers that matters.
The thief on the cross next to Jesus never accomplished a single righteous act that assured him of eternal life, other than a plea for Jesus to remember him when He (Jesus) came into His kingdom, Can you just imagine the scene later that day when the thief died and awoke in Paradise and saw Jesus as the Savior of the world! WOW!
Faith in the trustworthiness of God’s Word allows us to live our life to the full and eagerly anticipate the joy that awaits us when we enter our eternal home with all of the saints of God who we will meet in glory. Faith opens our eyes to what God has waiting for us in glory.
Blessings dear hearts walk with God today and be a blessing!
– – – Pastor Cecil
One Year Bible Scripture for Today
One Year Bible Reading for July 20th:
- 2 Chronicles 1:1-3:17
- Romans 6:1-23
- Psalm 16:1-11
- Proverbs 19:20-21