ISSL Reflections July 25 2021 Romans 5:1-11 Post 1

I.
We hear some familiar words from Paul this week – “justified by faith.”

As you read our focus passage, pay attention to what Paul tells us follows from our being “justified by faith.” Look at what he writes here, not for what you expect him to tell us.

II.
Romans 5:1-11

Therefore, since we are justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have obtained access to this grace in which we stand; and we boast in our hope of sharing the glory of God. And not only that, but we also boast in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not disappoint us, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit that has been given to us.

For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. Indeed, rarely will anyone die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person someone might actually dare to die. But God proves his love for us in that while we still were sinners Christ died for us. Much more surely then, now that we have been justified by his blood, will we be saved through him from the wrath of God. For if while we were enemies, we were reconciled to God through the death of his Son, much more surely, having been reconciled, will we be saved by his life. But more than that, we even boast in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.

III.
So what did you notice?

I noticed that immediately he mentiones “peace” and “access.”

What else do you see?

Of the consequences of “justified by faith” that you notice today, what stands out to you the most?

How do you experience that in your daily life?

charles
{ubi caritas et amor, Deus ibi est}

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