Monday, February 11, 2019

Justified Peace

Romans 5:1:
Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ…

Justified translates the Greek word dikaiow and means to be declared righteous. This is different than being righteous.  Nobody is righteous before the Lord as all are touched by the death dripping guilt of our sin stain.  Yet a person is DECLARED righteous by accepting the perfect payment of Jesus Christ’s death on the cross.  The result of this declaration of righteousness is a complete and total peace between the Saved Saint and the Righteous God.  Bad days and good days, through all of life’s ups and downs, nothing can take the peace that comes from the eternally valid sacrifice of Jesus Christ.  We all have growing to do, and will likely walk in sin from time to time…but we can never lose the peace that exists between us and God, because we didn’t make, earn it, or maintain it…it is a grace gift of our loving God.

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