Our Scripture reading today is Romans 5:1-2.
Verse 1, "Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:"
There is so much good news wrapped up in this one verse of Scripture. It is definitely one to put to memory and meditate on time and time again. We learn that our justification (made righteous) must be received by faith. This truth removes the need to try and put forth any effort that we could do to be justified. Jesus Christ as already provided the means to our justification. His provision also assures us of our peace with God. In Romans 3:17, we read, "And the way of peace have they not known:" The unsaved, sinner has no idea of the way of peace. They are still under condemnation. Jesus Christ said in John 14:6, "I am the way, the truth and the life..." He is the ONLY way to justification and peace with God. Oh, dear Christian, take time to praise the LORD today for your justification and peace with God!