omans 5: 1-5, Peace with God, access to God, and promise of heaven with God.
Justification is God treating us just as if we had not sin based on our faith in Jesus Christ’s death and resurrection. After justification, we have peace with God, access to God, and promise of heaven with God.
VV 1-3, 1 Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2 through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.
After justification, our sins are forgiven, God’s wrath is removed, we are reconciled with God, and we have the peace with God, our Father. We have access to the throne room of God in heaven. When Jesus died on Good Friday, the temple veil separating the Holy place from the Holy of Holies was ripped apart from top to bottom. We have the future hope of meeting God face to face and enjoying His glory in heaven.
John 17: 24, “Father, I desire that they whom You gave me may be with Me where I am, that they may behold My glory which You have given me”.
1 Peter 1: 3 b, ‘’a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead’’
VV 3-5, 3 And not only that but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; 4 and perseverance, character; and character, hope. 5 Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.
We rejoice in tribulations because we know that tribulations produce perseverance, character, and hope. Hope will not disappoint us because our hearts are filled with God’s love through the Holy Spirit. We can claim the hope of God’s love in difficult times.
Romans 8:28, ‘’and we know that all things work together for good, to those who love God and are called by His name’’.
Heavenly Father, thank You for justification by grace through faith in Jesus and sanctification through the Holy Spirit. Thank You that after justification, we have peace with You, access to You, and hope of heaven in the future with You, in Jesus’ name, Amen.