Monday, August 10, 2015

Romans 5:1-5

Romans 5:1-5
English Standard Version (ESV)

  Peace with God.
  Such an idea should be laughably far from reality, due to the sin humanity has racked up.  We shouldn't be able to find peace with a God we have continuously disregarded and damaged through our idolatry and insistence on self-rule.
  Instead, God reached out to us in love and offered justification and peace.  The old life has gone, the past has been decimated of its power, and sin can no longer hold us!  We can rejoice in a hope rooted in God, and his love will guide, protect and keep us in all we do.  We have started a journey, rooted in the hope of Christ Jesus, and even our sufferings need not derail our hope, because all of life, even the most challenging and darkest nights of the soul, will lead us to hope, because hope need never depart from our innermost beings.
  We have peace with God through the love and death of Christ Jesus our Lord.  May you never, ever lose hope.

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