Justified, Peace, and a sturdy hope.
Shared January 31st, 2018
Main point summary
Gods love gave hope and peace through Jesus.
since we have been justified
b we 1 have peace with God
through our Lord Jesus Christ.
(Because of)Through him
we have also c obtained access
by faith 1 into this grace
d in which we stand,
and e we 2 rejoice 3 (boast) in hope of the glory of God.
Not only that,
but we f rejoice (boast)in our sufferings,
knowing that suffering
g produces endurance,
and endurance produces character,
and character produces hope,
and h hope does not put us to shame,
because God’s love i has been poured into our hearts
through the Holy Spirit
who has been given to us.
Observation 1: We are made right with God through trust in Jesus. Without Jesus no one has peace with God. Observation 2: through our trust and confidence in Jesus we have access to His favor and acceptance of us. We stand in it. His acceptance will cause any man to stand and be happy and hope is like an explosion for the man who didn’t have Him but now does. Observation 3: Because of our future hope and the acceptance and peace that we stand in we can rejoice in the sufferings we have now. I think this is true because we know its not cause God is made but that it makes us more reliant and more like Jesus. Observation 4: suffering makes you stronger and changes who you are and how you see each situation. It causes you to see the need for Jesus and causes you to want this future glory to come faster. It causes love to spring up if you know He’s for you and loves you and accepts you through Jesus. Jesus will not leave you shamed and embarrassed. Observation 5: We can go through all of this because we know He loves us. He makes it known by flooding our hearts with it through the Holy Spirit.
Matthew 5:12 ESV 12 i Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for j so they persecuted the prophets who were before you Boast in the hope of glory! Make much of it! Who can say they have peace with God in any other religion? Who can say they are right with God in any other religion?
You are made right for peace. If you dont have Jesus you dont have Peace. Gods love brings rejoicing in all situations!