Romans 5:1,2: “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 his grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.” Peace in this instance is not a feeling of peace. Rather, this peace is the state of being at peace instead of at war. The hostility between God and the believer has ceased. The believer has been reconciled with God. To have access means “to approach” as if by introduction into a king’s throne room. Believers have been granted admission to stand before God. Rejoice means “to boast” and hope means “expectation.” Believers boast in the sure expectation of the glory of God. We are confident for God Himself has placed the Holy Spirit in our lives.


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