Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God. – Romans 5:1-2 (NIV)

What an amazing and mysterious Scripture. Faith, which is described in another passage as the assurance of things hoped for, is the entryway into grace. In other words, we have an assurance that God has poured His favor upon us. How can we make such a claim? When God gave His only Son, Jesus Christ, He tore down the separation between God and man. Peace with God has been made on the cross. God is waiting for you to believe it and stand in the grace of His mercy.

Today’s commentary by:
Dave Whitehead, Senior Pastor, GraceNYC.org

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