I See a Light! ~ September 14

I See a Light!

And it’s rockin’ good news!

Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Romans 5:1

We cannot justify ourselves in God’s eyes by the things we do, and while that may disappoint some folks, it is great encouragement to me, because if peace with God depended on my actions… well… I wouldn’t have much peace.

Upon reading this verse, I see a light—a new light—in that my peace is directly involved with God and my relationship with Him. I can see where my lack of peace is oftentimes related to my actions since I am not what God desires me to be, and I am not living a life that’s pleasing to Him and feeling guilty in that regard that keeps me from being at peace.

The good news is I don’t have to do anything to gain peace with God. He’s already done what needed to be done, and all I have to do is accept His love and grace, and thereby, be at peace with Him. If I have faith, I am justified in the eyes of God through His Son, and peace is mine.

We can’t earn God’s gifts. The price has already been paid by our Lord Jesus Christ, and we have been given peace with God. That’s rockin’ good news!

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2 Comments »

  1. It is good news! Our peace like everything else flows out of our connection to God which is established and maintained by His work and our faith in it.

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