Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.
— Romans 5:1-2 (KJV)
Thoughts on Today's Verse...
Justified, peace, access, grace, hope, and glory — what a wonderful collection of gifts! Each of these gifts is ours because of One — One reason, One person, and One Lord: Jesus Christ, the Son of God and our Savior. Our faith in Jesus opens the door for us to rejoice in our assured hope of sharing in God's glory. In troubling times, this hope is precious. In good times, this hope promises us even greater things. In every circumstance, this hope can empower us to live for Jesus.
I praise you, Lord Jesus, for all that you've done to bless me with your salvation. I praise you, dear Lord, for your promise to return and invite me to share in your glory. Speed that day and purify me for your service. In the name of Jesus I pray. Amen.
Other Devotionals from Heartlight for Monday, January 17, 2005